Oh That 10th Ammendment....

State legislators everywhere seem to be discovering amazing things...namely...their balls.

Frustrated by congressional inaction and pushed by anger at home, state legislatures across the United States are debating tough new restrictions on illegal immigrants.

For years, states deferred to the federal government on immigration matters, but as illegal immigrants have spread throughout the country and Congress has been unable to pass an immigration reform bill, that has changed. In the first six months of last year, states considered nearly 300 immigration-related bills and passed 36 of them, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Well, 36 is a damn better start than anything Congress has done lately, but it's still pretty damn shabby.

"You can say it's a federal problem all you want, but the truth is it's in your backyard so the problem's yours," said Susan Tulley of the Federation of Americans for Immigration Reform, an advocacy group that seeks to reduce illegal immigration.

This Susan Tulley might have just made it to my holiday gift list.

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