Looks like Arizona’s SB 1070 is contagious, as another state has just passed new legislation cracking down on illegal immigration and those who would hire them.
Oklahoma? South Carolina? Utah?
Nope, none of those Redder-than-Red states. How about Massachusetts:
With one lawmaker citing President Lincoln’s respect for the rule of law, the Massachusetts Senate passed a far-reaching crackdown this afternoon on illegal immigrants and those who would hire them, going further, senators said, than any immigration bill proposed over the past five years.
When do the boycotts start?
Will Eric Holder start wildly condemning the law (without first bothering to read it)?
Will the President of Mexico be invited back to criticize another US state for doing the job that our Federal Government is too lazy and/or incompetent to do themselves?
I won’t hold my breath while the entirety of the MSM denounces this new law as RAAAACIST!1!
Now even if a law like this is actually enacted, don’t forget the esteemed Attorney General recently said it’s not illegal to be an illegal in Massachusetts, so don’t expect any robust enforcement, if any.
Richard Fernandez at Belmont Club: “It was an extraordinary action for the Bluest of Blue States and reflected the pressure on the American job market, which is unabated.”
Odd, isn’t it, that the result of the over-the-top liberal reaction to the Arizona law is a backlash that has politicians in the liberal bastion of Massachusetts hoping to appease the vast majority of Americans who, indeed, want a crackdown on illegal aliens.
The ghost of Martha Coakley’s disastrous campaign stalks the legislative hallways of the Statehouse at midnight.
And Hot Air asks a few questions:
Question two: Assuming it passes the Massachusetts house, does Deval Patrick dare veto it? He’ll want to, of course, but he’s up for reelection this year and 84 percent support ain’t beanbag. Question three, most importantly: Will the Red Sox start wearing “Los Red Sox” jerseys to show solidarity with the “victims”?