Immigration law protestors try to block House, Senate chambers
A group of protesters wearing T-shirts that say “We defy HB56″ tried to block the entrance to the House and Senate chambers as legislators returned to vote on revisions to the immigration law.
MONTGOMERY, Alabama — The Alabama Senate this morning voted 20-7 to approve changes to the state’s stringent immigration law after opponents of the law tried to block the entrance to the Senate door.
The bill now goes back to the House of Representatives, where legislators can either choose to accept the Senate version — which makes fewer changes to the 2011 law — or send the bill to conference committee. Time is short for lawmakers to act since the 2012 Regular Session must conclude by midnight.
Gardendale Republican Sen. Scott Beason, who sponsored the Senate bill, said the strength of the law needs to be maintained because illegal immigrants are taking jobs that could be filled by state citizens.
“For anyone who wants to throw our own citizens under the bus on behalf of folks who are in the state illegally, is a difficult thing for me to fathom,” Beason said.
From Rainy Day Patriots:
THE MORNING AFTER THE END OF THE ALABAMA LEGISLATIVE SESSIONS AND….
The newly passed HB658 (Senator Beason’s Immigration Bill Substitution) sits on Gov Bentley’s desk waiting for his signature!
CALL or fax – TELL OUR GOVERNOR….
SIGN THE BILL – DO NOT VETO!
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