Myrick wants definition of ‘illegal;’ Obama says make illegal immigrants legal so they can get health care

Rep. Sue Myrick released a terse statement today after the decision was made by the State Board of Community Colleges to allow illegal immigrants to attend North Carolina’s Community Colleges:

“Someone needs to look up the meaning of the word ‘illegal.’”

Meanwhile, the Washington Times is reporting that President Obama is calling for the legalization of illegal immigrants so they can fall under the health care reform bills being proposed in Washington. From today’s Washington Times:

“Even though I do not believe we can extend coverage to those who are here illegally, I also don’t simply believe we can simply ignore the fact that our immigration system is broken,” Mr. Obama said Wednesday evening in a speech to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute. “That’s why I strongly support making sure folks who are here legally have access to affordable, quality health insurance under this plan, just like everybody else.

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MUMPO votes on Monroe bypass

Tired of having to use Highway 218 or the clogged Highway 74 to get to the beach? It might not be much longer before the Monroe connector is built. On Wednesday, the Mecklenburg-Union Metropolitan Planning Organization (MUMPO) endorsed Alternative D as the preferred alternative route for the Monroe Connector/Bypass and to support the proposed interchange at US 601. MUMPO is responsible for overseeing the development of the transportation system in Mecklenburg and Union Counties. The bypass is scheduled to open in 2013.Picture 1

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