Mississippi politicians are gearing up to push an immigration-enforcement law similar to Arizona’s, allowing police officers to check the status of people they think might be in the country illegally.
Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant and state Rep. Becky Currie, who are both Republicans, discussed the effort Monday night during a meeting sponsored by the tea party and the Mississippi Federation for Immigration Reform and Enforcement.
“We’ve got to know if we have illegal aliens that are here violating our laws,” Bryant told an audience of about 150 people at the Madison County Cultural Center. “Do you want your ID stolen?”
Currie, of Brookhaven, told the crowd: “I don’t know about any of you, but I am so sick and tired of hearing Americans won’t do the jobs that illegals are doing. If I hear it one more time, I’m going to puke.”