Governor Sanford Thanks House for Immigration Bill's Passage
Governor Mark Sanford issued the following statement on the immigration reform bill passed by the House today:
"First and foremost, I'd give real credit to the House for standing strong on the issue of an e-verify requirement, and for leading in that regard -- because we believe that is what will ultimately make this bill effective and enforceable," Gov. Sanford said. "I'd give particular credit to Speaker Harrell and Chairman Harrison, not just for their leadership on this issue but also for bringing our office to the table and listening to our concerns in the process. Working together, we've put forth a bill that will make a difference when it comes to illegal immigration in South Carolina, and I look forward to signing it when it reaches my desk.