Governor Matt Blunt (R-MO) sends a warning to members of the Legislature, telling lawmakers there will be a special legislative session if the General Assembly fails to pass a significant bill dealing with illegal immigration in Missouri.

The Governor’s spokesman, Jessica Robinson, says this is consistent with Blunt’s position on illegal immigration. She points out the Governor announced, this week, that his directives have led to the detainment of 250 illegal immigrants in the state.

Among other things, Blunt has called for legislation to strengthen Missouri’s laws to prevent illegals from obtaining driver’s licenses and tough new penalties for anyone who tries to help illegals obtain driver’s licenses. A bill cracking down on illegal immigration is currently making its way through the General Assembly, with the session ending Friday at 6 pm.

Blunt has given no indication when that special session, if called, would be held.

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