Bills propsed in state legislatures relating to illegal immigration.
California Assembly Bill 2973 would create a new Immigrant and Refugee Affairs Agency. Statements from legislation promoters and the behavior of a similar existing agency demonstrate that its main purpose would be to serve illegal immigrants.
Florida HB-1265, introduced by state Representative Cord Byrd, R-Neptune, would require all employers in Florida to verify worker eligibility. Employers in the public sector would have to use the federal E-Verify system.
Introduced in reaction to the Trump administration's public charge rule, Oregon House Bill 4029 would declare a health care "emergency", so that aliens could apply for charity assistance without applying for Medicaid.
Legislation introduced in the Colorado Senate would prevent ICE from making arrests for immigration violations in Colorado courthouses. ICE has been driven to favor this tactic by sanctuary policies enacted in Colorado and elsewhere.
Legislation introduced in the Missouri Senate would ban in-state tuition rates for students illegally present in the U.S. Only three other states have enacted similar laws, while 17 states have passed laws allowing illegals to receive in-state tuition.
Legislation has been introduced in both chambers of the New Jersey Legislature that would allow DACA recipients to apply for and obtain professional and occupational licenses. Similar laws have been enacted in at least ten other states.
Legislation has been introduced to ban contractor-operated ICE detention facilities in Maryland. The bill was cross-filed in the Maryland Senate. The legislation would compel termination of all agreements with all such facilities by October 1, 2021.
NJ Assembly Bill 1329 would go through NJ legal code and replace all references to "alien" and "illegal alien" with "foreign national" and "undocumented foreign national," respectively. It also prohibits use of those terms by executive branch agencies.
Legislation to prevent enforcement of sanctuary city policies has been filed in the Georgia House of Representatives. The Georgia Anti-Sanctuary Act would compel state and local governments and law enforcement agencies to cooperate with ICE.
Illinois Senate Bill SB2345, which has considerable backing from Senators belonging to the Democratic Party, would classify criminal acts against a person motivated by their citizenship or immigration status as hate crimes.