In an interview with NBC 10 in Providence, Rhode Island, Governor Lincoln Chafee said that he would veto any bill that would allow for the use of the federal E-Verify program as state lawmakers consider legislation aimed at preventing the hiring of illegal immigrants.
The Governor followed his statements up with a real head scratcher:
“We’re always going to pursue the law and make sure to the best of our ability that people are adhering to the standards and laws of our nation, our state and our community, but let’s not be divisive.”
Asked if he would veto any E-Verify legislation passed by the Rhode Island Legislature, Gov. Chafee, who reversed his predecessor’s executive order requiring E-Verify for state employees and state contractors, replied, “Yes, I’m consistent.”
Someone ought to mail the Governor a copy of the U.S. Code, specifically section 1325: Improper Entry by Alien. They may also want to include a dictionary, so he can look up “enforcement,” “divisive” and “consistent.”
You can watch the whole interview segment below.