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State candidates seize on immigration issue

By: Magnolia Tribune - September 5, 2007

The Sun Herald, 9/4/7

Mississippi candidates have made illegal immigration a top campaign issue with no shortage of angles this election cycle.

State Auditor Phil Bryant, the Republican nominee for lieutenant governor, has vowed to crack down on the illegal immigrant population. His Democratic opponent, state Rep. Jamie Franks, wants to penalize Mississippi employers who hire illegal immigrants.

Delbert Hosemann, the Republican nominee for secretary of state, said he’ll keep illegal immigrants from voting in state elections. It seems to be a hollow campaign promise since there’s no proof that an illegal immigrant has cast a ballot in state elections.

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