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David Braddock (D-Altus) Fighting to Keep Illegal Immigrants in Oklahoma

February 11, 2008

The A.P. is reporting on OK HB 2445 (Which attempts to repeal OK HB 1804):

A southwest Oklahoma lawmaker has filed legislation to repeal a state law that targets illegal immigrants, but the chairman of a legislative committee said Friday its chances of being considered are slim.

State Rep. David Braddock, D-Altus, said he wants to repeal provisions of the anti-illegal immigrant law to help out farmers and businesses in his district who have struggled to find workers since the law went into effect last year.

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Braddock said the law “has created a huge sense of fear” within Latino communities and families.

“They’re absolutely afraid of staying here,” he said. “They think Oklahoma doesn’t want them. I don’t think that’s what Oklahoma is about.”

Braddock’s bill would repeal the legal ban on allowing undocumented immigrants to pay in-state tuition at state colleges and universities, receive public entitlement assistance or get state driver’s licenses, ID cards and occupational licenses, according to the author of House Bill 1804, state Rep. Randy Terrill, R-Moore.

It would also prevent state and local law enforcement agencies from enforcing the bill’s employment provisions.

To read OK HB 2445, click here.