Sunday, August 31, 2008

Sanctuary State Utah seeking assistance from Oklahoma lawmaker

According to this Tulsa World story, (Hat tip: Outraged Patriots) the Utah state legislature is seeking the assistance of Oklahoma's Randy Terrill, primary author of Oklahoma's H.B. 1804.:

Utah lawmakers are using legislation drafted by Republican state Rep. Randy Terrill of Moore as a model for their own efforts to fight illegal immigration.

Even the sanctuary state of Utah is feeling the devastating effect of the Mexican invasion, in part, no doubt, because states like Oklahoma and Arizona, Georgia and North Carolina, Colorado and Missouri have created their own laws sending illegals packing in large numbers to other states.

Meanwhile sections seven and nine of H.B. 1804 are still under federal suspension pending a hearing of the issue in the tenth circuit I believe. Believe me when I say that these two provisions are vital to the full and intended success of H.B. 1804. But the provisions themselves, just like the other provisions in 1804, closely adhere to federal immigration law. The quicker this issue is resolved in favor of their being "constitutional", the better for Oklahomans and the people of other states who are using Oklahoma's law as a model for their own.

And for all of you who are not yet onboard, as they say, better late than never.