Bills propsed in state legislatures relating to illegal immigration.
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.
NY State faces a $6 billion budget gap, but attorneys want the state to fund their defense of illegals from deportation. The NY State Bar Association and the NY Immigration Coalition are pushing a bill that would guarantee steady government funding.
The Safe Communities Act is proposed legislation in Massachusetts that would prevent state and local law enforcement officers from questioning people about their citizenship status and from sharing information on alien detainees with ICE.
Kentucky Senate Bill 2 would require photo ID for voter identification. Backed by 12 sponsors, the bill has been advancing through committees and will soon be considered by the full Kentucky Senate.
Leading Republicans in the Maryland House of Delegates have unveiled a legislative package to combat violent crime. One component would compel state and local authorities to honor ICE immigration detainers that are issued on detained aliens.
Mirror proposals in the two chambers of the Florida Legislature would compel public employers, their contractors and subcontractors to use the Department of Homeland Security E-Verify system to verify employment eligibility of all new hires.