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Huckabee Defends Bill Allowing Children of Illegal Immigrants to Attend State Colleges on Scholarship

MARCH 2, 2005 - Posted at 4:40 p.m. CST

 

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Governor Huckabee used his statewide radio show today to defend a bill to allow the children of illegal immigrants to attend Arkansas colleges on state scholarships.  Huckabee also said he supports a measure to remove the sales tax on groceries if states are allowed to tax Internet sales.

Several callers were critical of the bill on scholarships.  A caller from Jacksonville said the measure gives those who come to the country illegally more incentive to break the laws.

But Huckabee said it was unfair to exclude children of illegal immigrants from bettering themselves and becoming productive citizens of the United States because their parents chose to enter the country illegally.

Huckabee agreed with a caller that the state sales tax on groceries is wrong because it amounts to the same tax on rich and poor to buy necessities.  The governor said he supports a bill that would get rid of the tax if Congress approves a plan to allow states to tax Internet sales and if those revenues then surpass revenues from the food tax.

The governor said it was unfair to tax local merchants but not those out-of-state who sell the same product on the Internet.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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