Northern State Cracking Down on Illegal Aliens
Separated by 1200 miles and bordering Canada, one would not think that the state of Montana would have a problem with illegal aliens. However according to the Federation of Americans for Immigration Reform, illegal aliens cost the state of Montana about $32 million a year, which is the lowest of any state in the nation. In today’s struggling economy $32 million is a big chunk of change.
Since the federal government refuses to enforce all the immigration laws and take action to protect the United States from the invasion of millions of illegals, a number of states including Montana have found it necessary to take action themselves.
A year ago LR 121, a measure to deny all state services to illegal aliens, was passed by a 79.5% approval of the voters. This would include all those covered under Pres. Barack Obama’s illegal dream act which allowed 800,000 illegal aliens to remain in the US illegally and obtain work permits, drivers’ licenses, and other state benefits. Under LR 121 none of those illegals would be able to receive such benefits from the state of Montana.