COLUMBIA – Governor Nikki Haley today released the following statement on the Supreme Court of the United States’ ruling on the Arizona immigration law:
“If the federal government would do its job, the states wouldn’t have to – but that hasn’t happened. In South Carolina, we passed illegal immigration reform that told the rest of the country we’re a tolerant state but also a law-abiding state. That’s what this has been about for us – the rule of law – nothing more, nothing less.
“Today’s court ruling is in part good news for South Carolina law enforcement. Now, they can do their job and verify that those suspected of being here illegally are actually here legally. But the ruling also underscores the need for leadership in Washington that finally addresses illegal immigration reform, and we will continue to fight for that kind of leadership.”
Monthly Archives: June 2012
To all fathers out there, happy Fathers Day. I want to take a moment to recognize what I consider one of the most important holidays of the year. I know in general it is not regarded as holiday of much bearing by most, but fathers, in a way mothers cannot, are supposed to be an earthly model of our heavenly father.
Without this important link in a family the bond of that family is broken in a way that cannot be wholly mended. Fathers, and father figures, were designed by God to play an active role and major part in their family’s lives. Absent and wayward fathers and father figures can leave a consuming abyss in the hearts and souls of those that were entrusted to them, by God.
Just as important as the mother giving birth and nurturing their children is the father whose example was meant to bring us closer in relationship and worship to our God. Let’s not forget the blessing we have, those of us who were blessed with fathers and husbands who have fulfilled their God given role and are a shining example of what a father is supposed to be. Thank you to my husband who has stood strong, against a world full of bias and aversion for fatherhood, to be the father God meant him to be.