ARIZONA IMMIGRATION RULING IS A HUGE VICTORY FOR AMERICAN JOBS
(House of Representatives - June 26, 2012)

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     ARIZONA IMMIGRATION RULING IS A HUGE VICTORY FOR AMERICAN JOBS

  (Mr. WILSON of South Carolina asked and was given permission to 
address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. WILSON of South Carolina. Mr. Speaker, yesterday, the Supreme 
Court upheld section 2(b), or the ``Check Your Papers'' provision, of 
the Arizona immigration law. This requires the police to check the 
immigration status of persons whom they detain before releasing. 
Upholding this provision represents a victory for States that are 
protecting their citizens to retain jobs.
  Columbia business leader Chip Prezioso is correct: A country without 
borders is no longer a country.
  The Obama administration has actively prevented States like Arizona 
and South Carolina from promoting their citizens to keep jobs from 
competing illegal aliens. The Federal Government has good immigration 
laws, but Attorney General Eric Holder has refused to enforce them.
  As a former immigration attorney, I know we welcome legal 
immigration. Arizona and South Carolina took proactive steps to ensure 
that State law enforcement officials are empowered to keep jobs for 
Americans, instead of illegal aliens.
  In conclusion, God bless our troops, and we will never forget 
September the 11th in the global war on terrorism.

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