Sunday, June 27, 2010
June 25, 2010
Editor’s note: King’s comment is at 1:17 seconds.
Congressman Steve King (R-IA) couldn’t help but mention the lack of a most famous birth certificate during debate on the House Floor. Listen carefully so you don’t miss it during this video.
In extended remarks about how every American baby is born owing US Government Debt, he let this slip: “Little baby with ink on their foot, stamped right there on the birth certificate – there’s one in this country we haven’t seen,’” he said. “But the footprints on those we have seen. Those little babies owe Uncle Sam $44,000.”
Politicians in the US state of Florida are the latest to craft a bill modelled on a controversial law in Arizona, according to local media reports.
The law, signed in April, gives broad powers to police to question people they suspect of being in the country illegally.
Critics say it encourages racial profiling. Now politicians in at least six states have introduced bills similar to Arizona's.
But there may be economic consequences.
Los Angeles and one town in Indiana have passed bans on doing business with Arizona companies.
And at least five challenges have been filed against the Arizona law - mainly on civil rights grounds
The Obama adminstration has also signalled it will take legal action soon.
Al Jazeera's Nick Spicer reports