Thursday, October 28, 2010

t r u t h o u t | Arizona Republicans Continue Support for Unconstitutional Citizenship Measures

t r u t h o u t Arizona Republicans Continue Support for Unconstitutional Citizenship Measures

Arizona Republican Russell Pearce, architect of the infamous SB 1070, is getting the old team back together for another effort to exclude undocumented immigrants from his state - Pearce plans to introduce a bill for a state law that would strip US-born citizens of undocumented immigrants of their citizenship.

In an email obtained by the Phoenix CBS affiliate KPHO, Pearce wrote that he plans to "push for an Arizona bill that would refuse to accept or issue a birth certificate that recognizes the citizenship of those born to illegal aliens, unless one parent is a citizen."

Along with Pearce's restriction on birthright citizenship, he also plans to put forward another legislative proposal - to find a way to require undocumented immigrants to pay for their own public education. Pearce, working with attorney Kris Korbach, said he will propose the bill when the legislative session begins in January.

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