Tuesday, February 14, 2012

How not to make state immigration law

With a sad echo of Georgia, an Alabama lawmaker says he did not even think about the immigration law he voted for, and now has buyer's remorse.

"My bill is to correct those unintended consequences that is putting undue hardship on Alabama citizens." 
Senator Gerald Dial is leading the charge to change parts of the illegal immigration law.  
He says he didn't consider the long-term consequences of the law when he voted in favor of it and has introduced a bill to amend parts of it.

I wrote about this sort of thing last year, when the governor of Georgia said he needed to study the law after he had already signed it.

This is a trend that would be risible if it weren't so galling. These laws affect millions of people in a very direct way and received intense media scrutiny, and these lawmakers could not even bother to read them, much less ask questions about their probable impact?

To say these are "unintended consequences" is misleading. Perhaps they were unintended, but they were foreseen.

The lesson here is that if an immigration law comes up in your state, you should assume that the loudest proponents are likely the most ignorant of it.


Vicente Duque 1:50 PM  

I have to take my medications against craziness, because I am a super Obama Fan, and all the polls, bets, stars, tarots, and crystall balls are telling me that Obama is going to win by a Big Landslide

Even the flight of birds and patterns of lightning announce a Big Obama Win in November 6, 2012

Obama attracts 44% of whites (compared to 43% in 2008) and 79% of non-whites (compared to 80% in 2008). Obama attracts 49% of whites with at least a four year college degree (compared to 47% against McCain) and 41% of whites without one (compared to 40% in 2008)

Against McCain, Obama won 56 percent of women; Pew finds him drawing 59 percent against Romney. Obama is starting to advance in the white working-class "waitress moms" who strongly preferred McCain. Romney's image among independents has sharply deteriorated.

No wonder that Casinos, Gamblers, Bettors and Bookies are betting at a rate of 60% for President Obama. Bet 60 dollars to win 100 minus taxes and fees ( in case that Obama wins reelection ).



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