Monday, July 12, 2010

The Hot Issue

Illegal immigration may be the hot issue in the next Tennessee General Assembly:

Representative Carr has said that he is looking into the possibility of drafting a bill similar to Arizona's which would deny illegal immigrants in-State tuition at Tennessee colleges and universities, enacting an e-Verify program to cut down on identity theft, and increase penalties significantly for employers who hire illegal aliens. Many say that these measures are harsh and that they would discourage people from coming to Tennessee, but those who make that charge choose to ignore the increasing burden that illegal or undocumented aliens are bringing to Tennessee's fragile education and health care system-regardless of their ethnic background.

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