Wyo. Rejects Illegal Immigration Bill – Houston Chronicle

I’m glad to see there are some sensible local governments out there that understand the true repercussions and motivation of local immigration laws.

Wyo. Rejects Illegal Immigration Bill – Houston Chronicle
By BEN NEARY Associated Press Writer
© 2008 The Associated Press
Feb. 13, 2008, 11:03AM

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A bill that sought to make it a felony to harbor or transport illegal immigrants in Wyoming died Tuesday when it failed to receive the required two-thirds vote for introduction in the House of Representatives.

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Opponents of the Oklahoma law have said it has terrorized Hispanics there and driven thousands of people _ documented and undocumented workers alike _ from the state.
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Rep. Floyd Esquibel, D-Cheyenne, said that while there was no doubt the country needs an immigration policy based on common decency, he said Illoway’s proposal would put fear into innocent people, such as landlords and bus drivers.

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