[Taken from: “The Ozarks Sentinel” Editorial Page; interesting thoughts on a
Is Missouri the “smartest state in the union” since it has no illegal’s? And
folks around America are asking, “Shouldn’t MY state do the same?”
Missouri’s approach to the problem of illegal immigration appears to be more
advanced, sophisticated, strict and effective than anything to date in
Arizona . Does the White House appreciate what Missouri has done? So, why
doesn’t Missouri receive attention? Answer: There are no illegal’s in
Missouri to demonstrate.
The “Show Me” state has again shown us how it should be done. There needs to
be more publicity and exposure regarding what Missouri has done. Please pass
In 2007, Missouri placed on the ballot a proposed constitutional amendment
designating English as the official language of Missouri . In November,
2008, nearly 90% voted in favor! Thus, English became the official language
for ALL governmental activity in Missouri. No individual has the right to
demand government services in a language OTHER than English.
In 2008, a measure was passed that required the Missouri Highway Patrol and
other law enforcement officials to verify the immigration status of any
person arrested, and inform federal authorities if the person is found to be
in Missouri illegally. Missouri law enforcement officers receive specific
training with respect to enforcement of federal immigration laws.
In Missouri , illegal immigrants DO NOT have access to taxpayer benefits
such as food stamps or health care through Missouri Health NET. In 2009, a
measure was passed that ensures Missouri’s public institutions of higher
education DO NOT award financial aid to individuals who are illegally in the
In Missouri, all post-secondary institutions of higher education to annually
certify to the Missouri Dept. Of Higher Education that they have NOT
knowingly awarded financial aid to students who are unlawfully present in
the United States.
So, while Arizona has made national news for its new law, it is important to
remember, Missouri has been far more proactive in addressing this horrific
problem. Missouri has made it clear that illegal immigrants are NOT welcome
in the state. They are criminals and they will certainly NOT receive public
benefits at the expense of Missouri taxpayers.
[I forwarded this to my Wyoming rep and senator for our state to “get on
board” with treating criminals as criminals, not pampered guests.]
Dr Bob Griffin
“Jesus Knows Me, This I Love!”