Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Lend 'em your ear

Boy. The Virginia General Assembly can't stand immigrants, huh? According to an article in today's Washington Post, it's proposing a number of bills that target illegal immigrants.

Here are some in the House:
HB 892 Would prohibit admission of illegal immigrants to public colleges and universities; HB 1050 Illegal immigrants would be ineligible for any post-secondary educational benefit, including in-state tuition.

Here are some in the Senate:
SB 629 A business could sue another business in the same field for economic damages if the second business employed people it knew or should have known were illegal immigrants; SB 677 Illegal immigrants would be barred from receiving in-state tuition at public institutions.

Instead of shutting the immigrants out, the Virginia General Assembly needs to understand why they're coming to the United States. Help 'em out! Listen to them! Geez.

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