Sunday, March 9, 2008

Word: Irania and beyond

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James Mills Word Immigration Marsupials

During the current state legislative session, Rep. James Mills, R-Gainesville, introduced legislation to confiscate the cars of illegal immigrants and protect Georgians from what he calls dangerous animals.

"If you're going to [live in Georgia as an illegal immigrant], I'd like to send the message, ‘We're going to take your car.’ If you want to risk that, we'll take your car."

-- Mills, as quoted in the Gainesville Times on Jan. 15, explaining his car

confiscation bill.

"Iraq, Iran, Irania, Jordan. We don't know where they're from."

-- Mills, as quoted in the AJC Feb. 28, on the sources of what he calls Georgia's "epidemic" of illegal immigration. The bill passed the House that day.

"The following animals are considered to be inherently dangerous to human beings — Kangaroos, wallabies, wallaroos."

-- From House Bill 1376, Mills' legislation to require owners of certain

marsupials to obtain permits and insurance to keep certain marsupials.

(Photo courtesy of the Georgia House of Representatives)

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