Lawmakers further discuss Immigration law

Saturday, February 23rd 2008, 8:31 pm
By: News 9


Saturday morning in Seminole, citizens and state lawmakers attended a forum to discuss Oklahoma's Immigration reform law.

Some attendees wore stickers that said 'Fix 1804', but the law's author says just the opposite.

"By a 2 to 1 margin, that Oklahomans still support House Bill 1804, they don't want it weakened of appealed, in fact they want it added to and strengthened," Rep. Randy Terrill (R) Moore said.

"Businesses do have to get behind this thing," Sen. Harry Coates (R) District 28 said. "They are the ones that are primarily affected. When you can't come up with a willing workforce, a willing employer has to hire a willing workforce. You have two choices; to go out of business or go out of Texas."

A new bill that would repeal parts of the Immigration reform law is now being looked over by a state house committee.