Ted Strickland, Who Gave Thousands of Drivers Licenses to Illegals, Is Still Soft on Illegal Immigration
From William Hershey of the Dayton Daily News:
Gov. Ted Strickland said on Wednesday, April 28, that he wouldn’t sign into law an immigration control measure like the one that just went into effect in Arizona.
“I do not think it would be wise for Ohio to have such legislation,” Strickland said at a press conference where he released his federal income tax returns for 2006-2009.
His opposition to the Arizona immigration law came after state Rep. Courtney Combs, R-Hamilton, and Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones on Tuesday sent a letter to Strickland and legislative leaders urging them to move ahead with stalled immigration legislation in the Ohio legislature.
Combs has sponsored a bill that would require employers to check a prospective hire’s legal status or risk noncompliance with tax law.
There are thousands of illegal immigrants who were able to travel the country thanks to Ted Strickland’s incompetence, and now Gov. Ted Strickland is willing to take the lead in opposition to Rep. Combs’ proposal to mirror AZ’s tough new anti-illegal immigration law, which gives the state the right to enforce Federal law and check for citizenship if their is reasonable suspicion.
Such a law would have to be carefully worded and implemented, as such laws always rightfully raise concerns over profiling and civil liberties. But instead of wanting to work with the legislature to craft such a law, Strickland – without hesitation- pandered and made it known that he supports President Obama’s efforts to actively seeking the Hispanic vote… racial politics, which I think has many similarities to President Nixon’s Southern Strategy.
The Associated Press actually had a headline yesterday which was, “Illegal immigrants plan to leave over Arizona law,” so it’s clear that the law is having the intended effect.
I want everyone who wants to work in America be allowed in, and I don’t buy into the populist economic fallacy that immigrants “depress wages.”
But laws should matter and illegal immigrants are, by definition, breaking the law… Why doesn’t that bother Ted Strickland?
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