Sunday, May 8, 2011

Stay Classy, Alabama!

You'd think that after nearly 200 people get killed in some of the worst tornadoes in modern history, the people of Alabama would find some humility and act in way that approximates human, wouldn't you?

Think again.
[U]nder a bill that recently passed the Alabama state senate, undocumented teens might not be able to attend [prom]. SB 256, the "Alabama Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act," takes steps to block employers from hiring illegal immigrants, gives law enforcement more authority to check immigration status, requires voters to bring proof of citizenship with them to the polls—and prohibits "participation in any extracurricular activity outside of the basic course of study" for K-12 students who aren't legal residents. In other words, no chess club or drama society for the kids; football might be a religion in Alabama, but that's off-limits too.
So, Arizona's immigration law on steroids. All under the guise of what the bill's sponsor calls "a jobs bill." In February, the state senator urged his fellow Alabama Republicans to "empty the clip" on illegal immigration.

What's next? Illegal immigrant pool cleaners can't swim in the water?

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