Beebe Weighs in on Immigration
Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe has been among the most successful governor of the class of '06, in part because he's cultivated a good relationship with ...
Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe has been among the most successful governor of the class of '06, in part because he's cultivated a good relationship with the legislature and in part because he's generally taken a cautious approach. His latest move is a little more dangerous -- he's opposing a ballot initiative that's designed to crack down on illegal immigrants. From the Arkansas News Bureau :
LITTLE ROCK - Gov. Mike Beebe said Monday he opposes a proposed ballot initiative that would make it more difficult for illegal immigrants to receive public benefits in Arkansas.
"While I oppose illegal immigration, I cannot support this initiative," the governor said in a statement released by his office.
"All of the major provisions it proposes are already covered by federal or state laws, and this ballot title will create bigger government and cost Arkansans money," the governor said. "Passing this initiative would merely re-state these same laws and add additional bureaucracy to Arkansas in the process.
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