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Sunday, May 01, 2011

Immigration Legislation In the News

Utah County GOP leaders vote to oppose guest worker bill
Fox 13 Now - Salt Lake City
Delegates passed a resolution calling for a repeal of House Bill 116, Utah's guest worker program. Utah Governor Gary Herbert's comments in support of the program were met with boos from delegates. The debate ended in a close vote, with 443 delegates . . .

Minnesota Senate passes bill requiring photo ID to vote
Post-Bulletin
"But heaven forbid we ask someone to present an ID card to show who you are and where you live in order to vote and maintain an integrity in our election system that has escaped us until now," he said. Democrats say the bill will disenfranchise . . .

Immigration bill heads to Florida Senate floor
MiamiHerald.com
By LAURA WIDES-MUNOZ AP Hispanic Affairs Writer MIAMI -- Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolos wants the state's employers forced to use the federal government's electronic system for confirming new hires' immigration status, but a bill that may . . .

Vermont health care bill draws debate over immigrants
Ct Post
As proposed by the Shumlin administration and passed by both House and Senate, the sections of the bill dealing with the exchange say a person qualified to be in the exchange "is reasonably expected to be during the time of enrollment, . . .

Montana Bill requires verification before issuing driver's licenses
Flathead Publishing Group
Applicants must pay a $2 fee for checking with the federal Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) program. The bill received overwhelming Republican support and little Democratic support. The votes were 30-19 in the Senate and 68-31 in . . .

Texas Senate Votes to Crack Down on Driver's Licenses for Illegals
KTSM News Channel 9
The State Senate has passed a bill that would make it illegal for undocumented immigrants to obtain a driver's license. The measure is part of a larger border security bill, and has not been signed into law, yet. But, it's already causing a stir in the . . .

No driver's licenses: Texas bill would keep undocumented off roads
El Paso Times
by Zahira Torres \ Austin Bureau AUSTIN -- Texas already denies driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants, but that practice could become law under a bill passed Thursday by the state Senate. The measure was part of a larger border security bill . . .

Atlanta tourism boosters oppose Ga. immigration measure
Atlanta Journal Constitution
By a unanimous vote, the bureau's executive committee passed a resolution saying House Bill 87 is “unwelcoming” and could “tarnish Atlanta's reputation as one of America's most welcoming cities.” “The loss of potential revenues associated with . . .

Haridopolis Pushing Florida Immigration Bill
The Ledger
By Lloyd Dunkelberger TALLAHASSEE | Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolos, a candidate in next year's US Senate race, is pressing ahead with a contentious immigration bill in the last week of the annual legislative session. The bill's passage could . . .

Florida Senate president strips immigration bill from Hispanic lawmaker
MiamiHerald.com
Flores wouldn't say if she plans to vote against the legislation, SB 2040, which she essentially sponsored. She doesn't favor a stricter House bill, HB 7089, but Flores said she needs to see the new Senate version first. House Speaker Dean Cannon said . . .

Herman Cain: Label Cartels As Terrorists, Empower States To Address Immigration
The Moral Liberal
Potential 2012 Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said Mexican drug cartels should be labeled foreign terrorist organizations. During a forum sponsored by Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), Cain was asked by CNSNews.com if Mexican drug cartels . . .

VIDEO: Herman Cain Says, 'Secure the Border. Not Pretend That We ...
By Robert Stacy McCain
Nicholas Ballasy of CNSNews asked Herman Cain whether Mexican drug cartels should be declared foreign terrorist organizations. Cain agreed — “because we cannot become a lawless nation” — and then explained his four-point position on . . .

As states advance bills, Obama calls for federal immigration changes
Sioux City Catholic Globe
The Indiana House April 21 passed a bill requiring employers to verify workers' immigration status and mandates steps to ensure undocumented immigrants are not receiving welfare benefits. The House version eliminated a provision from the Senate version ...

Obama criticizes new Georgia immigration law
Reuters
Georgia's Senate passed the bill this month but stripped out a state House requirement for many private employers to check the immigration status of newly hired employees on a federal database called E-Verify. Republican Governor Nathan Deal told local ...

Bill giving in-state tuition to illegal immigrants dies in Colorado House
Denver Post
Supporters of Senate Bill 126 were encouraged after the bill had passed the Democratic-led Senate last week on a 20-15 party line vote. Four SenateDemocrats who had voted against a similar bill in 2009 switched their votesto make that happen. ...

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