Friday, February 02, 2007

South Carolina legislator wants to challenge federal immigration laws

From Aiken Today:

Declaring that illegal immigrants cost the state too much money, a South Carolina lawmaker on Thursday proposed denying them access to some hospital care and shutting them out of public schools.

State Rep. Mike Pitts said his proposal, quickly criticized by immigrant advocates and the state's hospitals, should be passed even if it violates federal laws. Washington, Pitts said, isn't doing "anything to attempt to solve this problem."

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