State Legislation

Bills propsed in state legislatures relating to illegal immigration.

California bill would create a new state agency that would serve illegal immigrants
March 1, 2020

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 would require all employers to verify worker eligibility
February 29, 2020

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.

Oregon health care legislation would declare an "emergency"
February 28, 2020

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.

Colorado legislation would prohibit ICE arrests in courthouses
February 22, 2020

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.

Missouri Senate bill would ban in-state tuition for 'undocumented' students
February 19, 2020

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.

NJ legislation to let DACA recipients obtain professional and occupational licenses
February 16, 2020

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 to ban contractor-operated ICE detention facilities in Maryland
February 15, 2020

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.

A proposal to disappear the term "illegal alien" in New Jersey
February 12, 2020

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.

The Georgia Anti-Sanctuary Act
February 8, 2020

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 legislation would add citizenship and immigration status to hate crime law
February 2, 2020

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.

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