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Alcee Hastings: Bill McCollum's immigration push is election 'stunt'



Congressman Alcee Hastings, D-Miramar, on attorney general and Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill McCollum's proposed illegal immigration law:

“This is a divisive plan that only polarizes the state of Florida. The attorney general’s proposal is a clear political stunt, which raises questions as to his true motivation for delving into the issues surrounding immigration. And why now? Why add fat to the fire?

“Our nation’s immigration system is in desperate need of reform, but enacting patchwork policies that conflict with existing federal laws and could lead to profiling and discrimination of all Floridians is not the answer,” said Hastings. “I am a proud cosponsor of comprehensive immigration reform legislation in the House and will continue to urge House leadership and our president to bring this to the forefront of our legislative agenda.”


[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 10:19am]


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