WFYI: Indiana Senate Committee Begins Study Of Illegal Immigration Issues

IRLI In The News

April 21, 2016

By Brandon Smith

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Senate Tuesday kicked off a six-month long committee to study issues with illegal immigration. The first committee meeting featured testimony from two expert witnesses who advocated for stricter immigration measures.

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach told the committee Indiana should enact measures to require proof of citizenship when registering to vote and require all businesses to use E-Verify, which checks the legal status of prospective employees.

The committee also heard from the Immigration Reform Law Institute’s Dale Wilcox, who agrees with Kobach and says states must step in where the federal government has failed to act.

“The American public is demanding that government at all levels take the necessary steps to protect American jobs and taxpayers from a burden placed upon them by years of inconsistent and often lax immigration enforcement,” Wilcox said. … Read the full story by Brandon Smith.

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