US New Anti - Illegal Immigration Law - A Cause of Political Heat
A Senator of State is planning to legislate a law that will repeal Alabama’s anti-illegal immigrant law that he said is already having an effect on the businesses that employ these immigrant labor. Senator Billy Beasley D-Clayton said that ht e law was draconian and would not stand in good stead for the Alabamians.
Is a Cure Better Than Prevention In the First Place
Mike Hubbard, R-Auburn, Speaker of the House stated categorically that the bill proposed by the Senator is a non-starter since it will not pass. The law meanwhile is being challenged in a federal court. Beasley, meanwhile said that this move comes when they can hardly afford it. He also said that a lot of businesses in Alabama hires Mexican labor and that this bill if passed will hurt them bad.
Beasley told reporters that business owners in the industries of road building, home building as also farmers had approached him and voiced concerns regarding the bill. It seems quite obvious that they will surely be hit where it hurts the most with passing of the bill. Beasley also said that he had been told of people either leaving Alabama and migrating to other states or to other countries and some people were heading straight back home to Mexico.
Keeping Promises – A Rare Phenomenon and A Lot of Brownie Points?
On the other hand, Hubbard said that Republicans had a promise to keep; that of dealing with illegal immigrants and that they have kept their promise, which is a rarity not just in local but with politics the world over. He further said that it has always been against the law to employ illegal immigrants. And businesses should not break the law for their own profits.
Federal Solution to State Problem?
The arguments were met with counter arguments from Beasley who said that the local as well as the state governments will suffer heavily as they implement the law. Beasley also said that this was one issue that the federal government should have addressed and it is wrong on the part of the state government to have created a furor. He opined that while the borders between the US and Mexico should be secured, a path for legal citizenship should also be enabled for those Mexicans who have been in the country who have been without proper entry.
Possibility of a Midway Solution?
In the wake of concerns raised over the issue of illegal immigrants from Mexico hogging the limelight for quite a number of years, it is difficult to ascertain the outcome of this problem amicably.