Posted on November 12, 2004

More States Consider Immigration Measures

Ananda Shorey, AP, Nov. 11

PHOENIX — Now that Arizona has passed a ballot measure to keep illegal immigrants from obtaining some government services, groups in several other states are considering similar proposals.

Proposition 200 has motivated groups in states such as Georgia and Idaho. California and Colorado already are working to get immigration measures on the ballot in 2006.

“Since Proposition 200 passed, there has just been a tidal wave of interest in doing the same thing,” said Jimmy Herchek, a member of Georgians for Immigration Reduction.

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“Things look really positive,” said Carlos Espinosa, spokesman for Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., who supports the measure.

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