In Montana you can be arrested for fishing without a license, but if you’re in the country illegally you can get a license to practice medicine or be given full unemployment benefits no questions asked. They’ll also provide in-state tuition at the state’s universities and a whole raft of other benefits. This despite the fact that 80% of the state’s voters – citizens, mind you – voted in 2012 to approve a referendum that would deny state benefits to illegal aliens.
The law required state agencies to report those here illegally and seeking state services including financial aid and business and professional licenses to immigration authorities. The Montana State Supreme Court struck down this common sense measure opening up the floodgates and overriding the expressed will of the citizens of the state.
The Montana Supreme Court has barred state officials from reporting the immigration status of people seeking state services, striking down the last piece of a voter-approved law meant to deter people who are in the U.S. illegally from living and working in Montana…
The justices went further, rejecting the one remaining provision that required state workers to report to federal immigration officials the names of applicants who are not in the U.S. legally…
Plaintiffs’ attorney Shahid Haque-Hausrath said the decision sends a message that the state has no business creating its own immigrant enforcement schemes. “The law was a discriminatory attempt to drive immigrants out of the state, and would have unjustly targeted immigrants with valid federal immigration status,” he said.
Yeah, right. Legal immigrants were welcome in Montana under the law. The legislation targeted those who broke laws to get there and stay there. Enforcing the law is not a form of unjust discrimination. And what of the discrimination by Montana’s government against its own citizens in favor of illegal aliens, sorry, “undocumented immigrants?” That questions never seems to get answered.
Take From Citizens Give To Illegal Aliens
One of the consequences of the Court’s action is that the state will now take money from its citizens in the form of taxes and give it to those in the state illegally. It also opens up the state’s legal residents to business competition from illegal aliens. Bear in mind this includes licenses for professions like doctors and lawyers. Montana’s citizens now can’t even be sure about their doctors credentials. That would be discriminatory…
It’s no wonder that the citizens of Montana voted overwhelmingly in favor of this referendum. And this comes in the wake of revelations that Obama is conspiring with Soros funded immigration groups to import Syrian immigrants and plants large groups of them in insta-ghettos in small towns around the country without informing locals citizens.
But why would the government want to protect the interests of its own citizens? People in government who want to know why voters feel alienated and disenfranchised might look at this as a case in point. People see their own government actively working against them. Such a situation is unsustainable.