by Matt Saldaña
October 31, 2007
In Mississippi’s first elections since the explosive national immigration bill debate, candidates across the political spectrum are lining up to take their best shot at undocumented immigrants. It’s a no-holds-barred match. Public sentiment against “illegal aliens” is strong, and the targets are politically weak. Illegal immigrants—many of whom arrived to help rebuild the Gulf Coast in the wake of Hurricane Katrina—cannot vote, and few dare to speak up for fear of deportation. Unscrupulous employers have long exploited this weakness. Now politicians are taking their crack at the state’s new straw men: undocumented Latinos.
[View the entire article at the Jackson Free Press.]