The long anticipated immigration wars of 2011 have officially begun with multiple fronts opening up across America. The old saying that “elections have consequences” was made clear this afternoon.
Let me get straight to the point:
(1) In Washington, Nancy Pelosi fell from power as Speaker of the House, and John Boehner assumed that title. Meanwhile, the Treason Caucus is searching for a new line of employment while a new crop of restrictionists move into their new offices.
The House of Representatives, which passed the DREAM Act, the Pigford reparations scam, and Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell repeal under Pelosi’s tenure was transformed into a restrictionist stronghold in which amnesty for illegal aliens is dead for at least two years.
(2) Rep. Steve King dropped a bomb on birthright citizenship in the House of Representatives.
(5) In Florida, Gov. Rick Scott assumed power and signed an executive order mandating E-Verify as one of his first acts in office.
(6) In Maryland, 15 immigration bills were introduced by Rep. Pat McDonough in the Maryland House of Delegates including an Arizona-style immigration law and an English-only law for the state government.
(7) In Kentucky, Republicans in the Kentucky state legislature have begun work on an Arizona-style immigration law that is tougher than the original model.
(8) In Georgia, Republican state legislators are chomping at the bit in anticipation of the assault on illegal immigration there which will begin Monday.
(9) In Wyoming, an Arizona-style immigration law is prepped and ready to go on January 11.
I’ve given you a lot to chew on. Any of these stories would have been headline news in December. It has been quite a day.