Below is a statement concerning the procedural maneuvers by House Democrats that led to the denial of representatives to amend Senate Bill 345:
"The Democrat leadership does not want to end illegal immigration. They stripped a bill that had teeth in it, and inserted their own amendments designed to weaken the bill and give their members the cover of darkness.
"They said to you, the Hoosier taxpayer, 'You can continue funding illegal immigration through your tax dollars because we want the future votes of illegal aliens.' They played a game of charades at your expense, and they pray that you'll never discover their true intentions. It's time to quit playing games with Hoosier jobs and the tax dollars of Hoosier families."