Bills propsed in state legislatures relating to illegal immigration.
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.
Legislation introduced in the Florida Senate 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.
Republicans in the Kentucky Senate have introduced legislation that would prevent the establishment of sanctuary cities for illegal aliens and would prevent law enforcement agencies in Kentucky from enforcing any sanctuary policy.
Legislation introduced to the Virginia House of Delegates would forbid law enforcement and correctional system officers to inquire as to the citizenship status of individuals in their custody.
A bill recently introduced to the New York State Senate would require first-time voters to present proof of citizenship. This is made necessary by the new Green Light Law, which creates a pathway to voter fraud by illegal aliens.
Legislation to mandate use of E-Verify by private employers has been introduced in the Florida Senate. Companies who fail to use the system to verify the employability of new hires would face the loss of all state licenses to operate, as a penalty.
Legislation proposed in both houses of the Florida Legislature would make DACA and TPS students eligible for higher eduction scholarships. Similar bills were proposed last year and died in committee in both chambers.