Tuesday, February 24, 2009

HB0103 Illegal Immigration

HB0103 Illegal Immigration.
Sponsored by: ILLOWAY
An act relating to illegal immigration; establishing an offense for transportation or concealment of illegal aliens; requiring certain employers to verify the citizenship status of employees; establishing an offense for hiring unauthorized aliens or failing to verify the citizenship status of employees; providing for penalties; requiring state agencies and political subdivisions to verify the citizenship status of applicants for certain public benefits; requiring a report; authorizing the attorney general to negotiate a memorandum of understanding regarding immigration with the appropriate federal agency; establishing rules for the communication of information related to immigration status; requiring the determination of the immigration status of certain prisoners; requiring certain documentation for the issuance of a driver's license or identification card; requiring rulemaking; and providing for an effective date.

OPPOSE. Failed. States cannot individually make immigration laws. Immigration law is primarily the function of the Federal Government. States that have put forth discriminatory regulations and laws have ended up with lawsuits and unintended consequences to the state and the economy.

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