Subject: Yea, Missouri
Missouri's Immigration Legislation
Everyone should read this. All Governors should have a copy of this.
SO WHY IS EVERYBODY SO UPSET ABOUT ARIZONA???
Missouri acted 3 years ago! (Yeh, Missouri)
Simple solutions to not so complex problems!
The "Show Me" state has once again showed us how it should be done.
They need more publication and exposure on this. Let's pass it around.
In 2007, Missouri placed on the ballot a proposed constitutional
amendment designating English as the Official language of Missouri.Nearly 90% voting in favor! English became the official language for
ALL governmental proceeding in Missouri.
It also means no individual has the right to demand government services
in a language OTHER than English.
In 2008 a measure was passed that requires our Highway Patrol and other
law enforcement officials to verify the immigration status of any
person arrested, and inform federal authorities if the person is found
to be here illegally.
It allows Missouri law enforcement offices to receive training to
enforce federal immigration laws.The bill makes it clear that illegal
immigrants will NOT have access to taxpayers benefits such as food
stamps and health care through Missouri HealthNET.
In 2009 a measure was passed that ensures Missouri's public
institutions of higher education do NOT award financial aid to
individuals who are here illegally.
The law also requires all post-secondary institutions of higher
education to annually certify to the Missouri Dept. of Higher Education
that they have NOT knowingly awarded financial aid to students who are
unlawfully present in the United States.
So while Arizona has made national news for its new law, it is
important to remember Missourihas been proactive in addressing this
Missouri has sent a clear message that illegal immigrants are NOT
welcome in our state and they are certainly NOT welcome to receive
public benefits at the cost of Missouritaxpayers!
Article in "The Ozarks Sentinel" Editorial Opinion - Nita Jane Ayres,
May 13, 2010