Arizona-Type Illegal Immigration Law Should Do Wonders for Tourism

State Sen. Bill Ketron, R-Murfreesboro, and state Rep. Joe Carr, R-Lascassas, have a bill for next session to establish an Arizona-type anti-illegal immigration law in Tennessee. It would allow police to detain any individual they suspect of being an illegal alien.

Many of the new members of the Legislature ran on a platform to stop illegal immigration in Tennessee and the bill may find a great deal of support.

Arizona estimates the law there, which is in court and on hold, cost the state about $141 million in convention business over a seven-month period due to a nationwide boycott and the cancellation of concerts. Nashville is building a new convention center and tourism is a major driver of the Tennessee economy—especially the Smoky Mountains and Sevier County tourism destinations like Dollywood.

The state is also investing millions to help German company Volkswagen in Chattanooga and last year provided funds to move Japan’s Nissan auto company headquarters to the Nashville suburbs.

Perhaps the bill will provide an exception for German- or Japanese-looking car executives.

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Comments » 2

ControlFreaks writes:

Let's try out this analogy. Rep. Luis Gutierrez says that we should all just bend over and take it because this is the only place these kids know as home. Ok, so now let's look at this and see if it fits.

An American family, mother, father, and 4 kids, move into a home in a suburban neighborhood, and the children are at the ages of 8 years, 9 years, 13 years, and 15 years old.

This is the only home these kids have ever known and they are already American citizens, but they have lived in this home since they were all babies.

The bank then learns that the parents committed fraud when they achieved their home-loan. But this is the only place these kids have ever known as home.

The parents committed the crime of fraud when they applied for, and received their home loan. They broke one of the laws of this country in obtaining their home loan, but remember, this is the only place these kids have ever known as, "Home".

Does the bank then become responsible for this family and then be forced to allow this family to remain in the home, or does the local DA go forward with charges of fraud, have the bank foreclose on the loan, and force the family out?

Under the same conditions of the DREAM act, that bank would have to allow these people to remain in that home, even though they committed a CRIME and obtained the loan ILLEGALLY, because, according to Luis Gutierrez, "this is the only place these kids know as home".

How do you see this coming out for the American parents that obtained their loan ILLEGALLY?

The very best lesson that the children of the ILLEGALS that brought them here ILLEGALLY can learn, is to see their parents held accountable for their criminal behavior and all of them sent back to their country of nationality. Then the children can blame the REAL people responsible for screwing up their lives, because it was NEVER our fault or our responsibility in the first place.

Ironweed writes:

Tennessee and every state needs to enforce immigration laws. Otherwise, we are under a chaotic invasion. Oh yes, that's right, we are under a chaotic invasion.

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