Bryant says he’s ‘baffled’ by some opposition to immigration-enforcement bill

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant said he doesn’t understand some of the opposition that’s developed to an immigration-enforcement bill, particularly from businesses that say they don’t hire illegal immigrants, anyway.

“If they’re not hiring illegal immigrants I am baffled as to why they think this law would be detrimental to their work,” Bryant told reporters in a brief interview Wednesday at the Capitol.

Several groups have spoken against the bill this week, including associations representing sheriffs, police chiefs, county supervisors and municipal officials.