After Arizona, 10 states are considering immigration bills.

Given the anger sparked by Arizona's immigration bill nationwide –…

Given the anger sparked by Arizona’s immigration bill nationwide – including protests and calls to boycott Arizona – the campaign promises of Colorado gubernatorial candidate Scott McInnis could be seen as a bit of a surprise.

He has vowed to follow Arizona’s lead and pass a tough new anti-illegal immigration law. “We are stopping the retreat. No more retreat,” he said in a local radio interview. “Federal government, if you are not going to do it, we are going to do it.”

Mr. McInnis’s comments are but one example of how the Arizona firestorm has hardly scared off politicians in other states around the country. In some cases, it might actually be encouraging them.

Oklahoma is looking at passing tougher penalties for illegal immigrants caught with firearms. South Carolina might make it illegal to hire workers on the side of the road. In addition, state immigration legislation is also being considered in Idaho, Utah, MissouriTexas, North CarolinaMarylandMinnesota, and Colorado.

In many cases, the potential legislation is merely part of the perpetual national debate about immigration, which has taken form in more than 200 state-level immigration bills being signed into law each year from 2007 to 2009, notes Catherine Wilson, a political scientist at Villanova University in Philadelphia.

Source: Daniel B. Wood for The Christian Science Monitor.

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  • AMEN. Kathy

  • Stop living in the past. Racism is not the big cause of the age, it is yesterday’s news. Everyone can drink from the same water fountain. SEXISM is a different story. Look at these statistics: 1. THREE legel residents or citizens of the United States are killed EVERY day in the USA by an ILLEGAL alien. 2. The south American gangsd in California make their bones by killing a black (African American) man, just some innocent guy. 3. Afrtican Americans are disprotionately affected by illegals taking their jobs. 4. 35% of all inmates in federal jails are illegal aliens. 5. Rape trees are all over the Southwest desert from illegals. The Federal Government REFUSES to secure the border. Several ranchers and police officers have been mutdered. The environment is being destroyed. Arizona said “Enough is enough.” What are thet suppose to do? This is not about RACE. It is about security. Ask the three African American high schoolers murdered by an illegal alien in Newark last year.