Congressman on Stopping Illegal Aliens: 'I'll Do Anything Short of Shooting Them'

By Eric Scheiner | June 30, 2011 | 9:31 AM EDT

( - On Wednesday Rep. Mo Brooks (R.-Ala.) told Alabama TV station WHNT-TV, that he will do “anything short of shooting” illegal aliens to address the issue of illegal immigration.

“They have no right to be here,” Brooks said. “They’re clogging up our emergency rooms. They’re making our education system more expensive, and if you go to the Madison County jail, far too many illegal aliens there because they have victimized Americans.”

Brooks added, “As your congressman on the House floor I’ll do anything short of shooting them, anything that is lawful. It needs to be done because illegal aliens need to quit taking jobs from American citizens."

The illegal immigration issue in Alabama has come to the forefront after the passage of a state law that imposes penalties on businesses that knowingly employ illegal immigrants. It requires all businesses to check the legal status of workers using the federal E-Verify system.

The law also requires public schools to determine the citizenship status of students.

The Alabama law takes effect Sept. 1.

Eric Scheiner
Eric Scheiner
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