An old buddy who was in my OCS class sent this to me. It’s worth reading, who knew that our hick and backward state could come up with this. Missouri has no illegals; go figure...shouldn’t the other states do the same ? Missouri’s approach to the problem of illegal immigration appears to be more advanced, sophisticated, strict and effective than anything to date in Arizona. Does the White House appreciate what Missouri has done ? so, why doesn’t Missouri receive attention ? Answer: There are no illegals in Missouri to demonstrate. (And the Media doesn’t want to publicize that fact.) The “Show Me” state has again shown us how it should be done. There needs to be more publicity and exposure regarding what Missouri has done, please pass this around. In 2007, Missouri placed on the ballot a proposed constitutional amendment designating English as the official language for ALL governmental activity in Missouri. No individual has the right to demand government services in a language OTHER than English In 2008, a measure was passed that the Missouri Highway Patrol and other law enforcement officials to verify the immigration status of any person arrested, and inform federal authorities if the person is found to be in Missouri illegally. Missouri law enforcement officers receive specific training with respect to enforcement of federal immigration laws. In Missouri, illegal immigrants do NOT have access to taxpayer benefits such as food stamps or health care through Missouri Health Net to individuals who are illegally in the United States. In 2009, a measure was passed that insures Missouri’s public institutions of higher education do NOT award financial aid to individuals who are illegally in the United States. In Missouri all post-secondary institutions of higher education are required to annually certify to the Missouri Department of Higher Education that they have NOT knowingly awarded financial aid to students who are unlawfully present in the United States. It is important to remember, Missouri has been far more proactive in addressing this horrific problem. Missouri has made it clear that illegal immigrants are NOT WELCOME in the state and they will NOT receive public benefits at the expense of Missouri taxpayers.