If you live in my Senate District you are currently being represented by Charles Starr. You will know this even if you aren't politically active because he is in a contested re-election race (with Larry George) and is sending out fliers in the mail almost every day.
While Senator Starr is absolutely great on family values issues and standing up to the gay mafia, he has a less than stellar record on illegal immigration, despite what his fliers say.
Starr is on the education committee and in 2005 voted to send a bill to the full Senate that would have given in-state tuition to illegal aliens.
"If we don't educate them, they'll continue to struggle in minimum-wage jobs and fail to make the contribution to the state and nation that they would if they had a college education," Starr said.
Starr's current fliers make note that he has "fought" to deny drivers licenses to illegal aliens (maybe he only wants them to ride bikes to college?) and he wants to have tougher penalties for employers who knowingly hire illegal aliens. (If you don't know it's only because you are lazy, see this)
On the day that Starr made his vote I vowed that he would never get mine again, however, I am willing to give him a chance to redeem himself. I have traded a few email with his campaign manager and wrote him again today with a solution for Starr to show that he recognizes the huge problem that illegal immigration is. I will keep you posted.