Archive | March 12th, 2012

State’s immigration bill has same provisions blocked in federal court

March 12, 2012

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If enacted, Mississippi’s proposed anti-immigration law could encounter the same legal obstacles from federal judges who last week blocked two provisions of Alabama’s law. The U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals issued an order temporarily halting a section that says courts can’t enforce contracts involving illegal immigrants and another that makes it a felony for […]

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52% of Ms. GOP voters believe Obama a Muslim, poll finds

March 12, 2012

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Where Mississippi Republicans are getting their facts is unclear, but it’s clear that the majority of them have their facts wrong. Here’s the dirty lowdown: President Obama is not a Muslim. Nonetheless, more than half of Mississippi’s Republicans voters believe he is a Muslim, even though he attended Christian churches for decades and has said […]

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Ms. immigration law would exempt foreign business execs

March 12, 2012

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Mississippi’s anti-immigration legislation mirrors Alabama’s year-old law in most every way except for whom it exempts. HB488, the strict papers-please law winding its way through the Legislature, gives a hall pass to business execs whose companies are authorized to do business in the Magnolia State. The “no papers, no problem” provision for international business executives […]

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GOP comes to Mississippi

March 12, 2012

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Republican presidential candidates Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney are all vying for Mississippi votes ahead of tomorrow’s critical primary. The three candidates made sure the Magnolia State was thoroughly courted last week with campaign stops across the state from Tupelo to Gulfport. National polling has Romney out front at 35% following a Thursday endorsement by Gov. […]

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