Similar legislation went to the House last year but died in committee. However, the Clarion-Ledger asserts that conservative Democrats mounting re-election campaigns might find the legislation more favorable this year.
Mississippi Senate Passes Arizona-Style Immigration BillWritten by Kelly Holt
An Arizona-style immigration bill passed the Mississippi State Senate on Tuesday and could have law enforcement officers checking the immigration status of persons during any lawful stop. The Jackson Clarion-Ledger reported on Jan. 19, that in the Democrat-controlled House, Judiciary A Committee Chairman Ed Blackmon (D-Canton) said he’s not sure which committee will get Senate Bill 2179, so its fate remains unclear.