Taking their cue from their Alabama neighbors, the Mississippi legislature is moving forward on a bill to crack down on illegal immigrants with local enforcement. The bill’s supporters want to preserve state services for those residents who legally deserve them, and free up the jobs taken by illegals for unemployed legal residents of the state.
“I believe that every person in Mississippi, whether they are here illegally or not, is a child of God,” said Andy Gipson, the bill’s sponsor. “We’re not trying to hurt anyone. We’re not trying to starve anyone.”