Mississippi Tea Party representatives Tuesday blamed Lt. Governor Tate Reeves for signing House Bill 488 to a committee where it died.
The group gave Reeves an ‘F’ on their legislative report card.
“Lt. Governor Reeves’ actions continue to make Mississippi a sanctuary state for illegal immigrants,” Mississippi Tea Party spokesman Dr. Rodney Hunt said. “I think that he had no intention of delivering any enforcement legislation to the Senate floor for a vote.”
Immigration reform topped the Mississippi Tea Party’s list for lawmakers to tackle this year.
House Bill 488 would have allowed police to check out anyone they suspect is in the country illegally during a traffic stop. It never made it out of a Senate committee.
Immigrant rights supporters said they were relieved that the bill died.