North Carolina Congressman Walter B. Jones is expressing support for Arizona’s new anti-illegal immigration law.
On Monday, Rep. Jones (NC-3) released the following statement:
“Given all the problems Arizona has with illegal aliens, I believe this bill is completely justified,” said Jones. “Arizona is doing what is necessary to protect its citizens and this is a good step toward getting a handle on illegal immigration and all the problems associated with it.”
The measure that Governor Jan Brewer signed into law last Friday makes it a state crime to be in the country illegally. The legislation would make the failure to carry immigration documents a crime, and would also require police officers to question those they suspect are illegal immigrants.
Jones said he hoped Arizona’s actions will “wake up” the Obama Administration and Congress of the need to provide better funding for the Border Patrol.