TN Attorney General Says Non-Citizens Can Be Poll-Watchers

“The state’s attorney general says pending state legislation that would prohibit non-U.S. citizens, regardless of their immigration status, from working at or even entering polling places is ‘constitutionally suspect,'” the Tennessean reports.

“In an opinion released Wednesday, Tennessee Attorney General Robert Cooper says House Bill 985, sponsored by Rep. Judd Matheny, R-Tullahoma, and Sen. Mike Bell, R-Riceville, would probably violate the equal protection clause of the 14th amendment despite the arguments of some backers.”

Democrats Prepared to Jam Amnesty Bill Through Senate

“Given the enormity of the changes that would result from comprehensive immigration reform, Senate Democrats wouldn’t try to rush a bill through the Judiciary Committee before the public gets a chance to know what’s in it — would they? In the past few days, even though proposed reform legislation from the so-called Gang of Eight hasn’t even been written, there have been strong indications that that’s exactly what Democrats intend to do,” says Byron York at the Examiner.

“[Sen.] Leahy’s timetable left Republicans slack-jawed. Said one GOP aide: “The suggestion that you are going to create a new guest worker program, new border security protocols, new interior enforcement protocols, change worksite rules, future flow of immigrants, family migration, every category of visas, high-skill workers, low-skill workers, an entry system, an exit system, a tracking system, and on top of that consider the complex legal and economic concerns relating to legalizing an untold number of people who are currently here illegally?– the idea that you’re going to do that in a couple of weeks is –” At that point, the aide stopped, unable to come up with a word to describe such an undertaking.”

Majority Want Deportations for Visa Overstayers

“An estimated 40% to 45% of the 11 million illegal immigrants now in the United States are people who entered the country on legal visas and then stayed on after those visas expired. Most voters think the government should send those people home, but the Political Class disagrees,” Rasmussen Reports says.

“A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 55% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the federal government should find these illegal immigrants and make them go home.”