Immigration Reform Bill update 011509
Secure Arkansas along with several conservative activist met to lobby for the immigration reform bill HB1093. The event was attended by over 100 people, many of whom were people gathering for another event. Several citizens talked about how they had lost their jobs to illegal aliens. Jeanie Bulsworth spoke to the crowd and then to the media. Bill Sample, the author of HB1093, later met with activist and thanked us for his support. The group eventually moved up to the House Chamber and began lobbying. Channel 4 has video footage of the event. Nobody who opposed illegal immigration bothered to show up, but the pro-illegal immigration Arkansas Friendship Coalition did manage to make a statement later on.
HB1093 will go before the House Judicary Committee. We are now lobbying members of that committee to support HB1093. We are also looking for co-sponsors for the bill.
So far, Joyce Elliott has not filed an in-state tuition for illegals bill. There does not appear to be any other bill that is either for or against illegal immigration.