(Mississippi) – Immigration: Not an issue, only harm

Opinion piece in Jackson Clarion Ledger on March 1, 2012 about proposed state legislation targeting immigrants:

There are a lot of pressing issues this year facing the Legislature, but clearly illegal immigration is not one of them.

Yet, Gov. Phil Bryant and some Republican lawmakers seem to be intent on forging ahead with a new immigration enforcement law that not only is a waste of time and resources, but could do harm to the state.

Illegal immigration is a legitimate issue – for the federal government. The Congress and a succession of presidents of both parties have failed to address this difficult issue.

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