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  •  AL is harsher than AZ. See: (0+ / 0-)
    "....Alabama HB 56, entitled the Beason-Hammon Alabama Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act,[1] is an anti-illegal immigration bill, signed into law in the U.S. state of Alabama in June 2011. As of 2011[update], it is regarded as the nation's strictest anti-illegal immigration law, tougher than Arizona SB 1070.[2]...:

    "...The law, written in large part by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach..."

    And he wrote the AZ law as well.


    •  Is Kobach one of the ALEC tools? (1+ / 0-)
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      I think I'll go see if I can find out...

      I can do everything but earn a living.

      by alabamaliberal on Mon Nov 28, 2011 at 05:47:56 PM PST

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    •  Looking at the ALEC list, (0+ / 0-)

      it does not surprise me that there are more Kansas politicians on the ALEC list -

      ALEC Politicians:
      ALEC is not a lobby; it is not a front group. It is much more powerful than that. Through ALEC, behind closed doors, corporations hand state legislators the changes to the law they desire that directly benefit their bottom line. Along with legislators, corporations have membership in ALEC. Corporations sit on all nine ALEC task forces and vote with legislators to approve “model” bills. They have their own corporate governing board which meets jointly with the legislative board. (ALEC says that corporations do not vote on the board.) They fund almost all of ALEC's operations. Participating legislators, overwhelmingly conservative Republicans, then bring those proposals home and introduce them in statehouses across the land as their own brilliant ideas and important public policy innovations—without disclosing that corporations crafted and voted on the bills. ALEC boasts that it has over 1,000 of these bills introduced by legislative members every year, with one in every five of them enacted into law. ALEC describes itself as a “unique,” “unparalleled” and “unmatched” organization. It might be right. It is as if a state legislature had been reconstituted, yet corporations had pushed the people out the door. Learn more at
      This is a partial list of politicians that are known to be involved in, or previously involved in, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). It is a partial list. It also includes politicians who have been featured speakers or who have accepted awards at ALEC meetings. (If you have additional names, please add them with a citation. The names in this original list were verified as of posting.)

      I can do everything but earn a living.

      by alabamaliberal on Mon Nov 28, 2011 at 06:16:03 PM PST

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