In 2007, Missouri placed on the ballot a proposed constitutional amendment designating English as the official language of Missouri. In Nov. ‘08, nearly 90% voted in favor! Thus English became the official language for ALL governmental activity in Missouri.
No individual has the right to demand government services in a language OTHER than English.
In 2008 a measure was passed that required the Missouri Highway Patrol and other law enforcement officials to verify the immigration status of any person arrested, and inform federal authorities if the person is found to be in Missouri illegally. Missouri law enforcement offices receive specific training with respect to enforcement of federal immigration laws.
In Missouri illegal immigrants do NOT have access to taxpayers benefits such as food stamps and health care through Missouri HealthNET. In 2009 a measure was passed that ensures Missouri’s public institutions of higher education do NOT award financial aid to individuals who are illegally in the United States.
In Missouri all post-secondary institutions of higher education to annually certify to the Missouri Dept. of Higher Education that they have NOT knowingly awarded financial aid to students who are unlawfully present in the United States.
So while Arizona has made national news for its new law, it is important to remember Missouri has been far more proactive in addressing this horrific problem.
Missouri has made it clear that illegal immigrants are NOT welcome in the state and they will certainly NOT receive public benefits at the expense of Missouri taxpayers!
Why has the Obama Administration filed suit against Arizona in light of Missouri’s stand on illegal aliens?
My answer: [satirical comment] – – – (to show their double standard, …. their hypocrisy?)
No one could oppose the legal, fair and unbiased, rational approach of Arizona’s law, no one in their right, that is. So the Obama Administration must be being doing it to intentionally anger mainstream America, right?