Beavis and Butthead attack Rhode Island Immigrants

By Malena Amusa Feb 02, 2007

Two democrat legislators in Rhode Island are pushing to have federal law prohibit children born of illegal immigrant parents in the U.S. from gaining automatic citizenship. In addition, they are proposing state legislation to ban the hiring or harboring of illegal immigrants, carrying with it a bevy of fees and punishments including one-year jail time for anyone knowingly renting to an illegal immigrant. The "Illegal Immigration Relief Act" comes on the back of the state’s law passed last year prohibiting children who aren’t citizens from receiving state health care for the poor. Currently, states across America are considering more than 550 bills on immigration.