After Virginia turned a shade of purple in yesterday’s election, Patriot Partner and I are looking more forward than ever to get out of Dodge and go to our new home of Charlotte. 30 days to move-in!
So I was thrilled to see that my new Congresswoman (and possible candidate for Governor!!) Sue Myrick is taking a strong approach on curbing illegal immigration.
Myrick: NC must halt illegal drivers licenses – Charlotte Observer (subscription required)
“Basically, we’re here to call on the governor (Mike Easley) and the legislature in North Carolina to stop issuing driver’s licenses to illegal aliens,” said Myrick, who was joined by GOP Reps. Patrick McHenry of Cherryville and Virginia Foxx of Banner Elk — both former members of the N.C. legislature.
Myrick’s immigration bill, her third this year, targets an issue that has angered her base of conservative supporters.
North Carolina is home to an estimated 300,000 undocumented immigrants. For them, a driver’s license is more than just legal authorization to drive. It’s a government-approved ID, complete with a picture. Flashing this prized possession can make it easier to keep a job, cash a check or find a place to live.
While we’re at it… let’s mandate photo ID’s to vote!!!
Contrast Rep. Myrick’s action with the sorry lillegal immigration mess we are leaving in Northern Virginia…..
Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group, added Fairfax County as a defendant in a lawsuit questioning the legality of day labor hiring sites.
The group sued the Town of Herndon earlier this year on behalf of six town residents, questioning the town’s use of public land for a managed day labor site that will be operated by a nonprofit group, Project Hope and Harmony.
Since then, Fairfax County supervisors approved $400,000 in funding to allow some management of three of the four informal day labor sites in the county.
Carolina’s on my mind!!
– Bruce (GayPatriot)