Saturday, 19 February 2011
Indiana Immigration: Hoosier Neighbor?
I identify strongly with the sentiments of this Indiana writer. Read the whole article here... and don't miss some very thoughtful comments below the article! -Clair
"I love Indiana. I love driving through cornfields, playing Euchre, and getting swept up in basketball-mania. I come from a proud line of Hoosiers who faithfully watch the Indianapolis 500 and can sing all the verses to “Back Home Again in Indiana.” I’ve even gotten misty-eyed at the end of the movie Hoosiers.
But I don’t love the bill approved last week by Indiana’s Senate committee. Modeled after Arizona’s SB 1070 law, this legislation would require Indiana state police to ask anyone who arouses “reasonable suspicion” of being in the United States illegally for proof that he or she is a legal resident of the U.S. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? In addition, the legislation would enforce an English-only policy on government documents, hearings, and websites. It would also punish businesses employing non-sanctioned workers and would prevent undocumented immigrants from receiving in-state tuition to attend Indiana universities."
Read the rest of this article here.