Jun 10, 2011

Immigration Politics - South Carolina: Illegal immigration bill tops list

Illegal immigration bill tops list: Enforcement standards await lawmakers | The Post and Courier, Charleston SC - News, Sports, Entertainment: "New illegal immigration enforcement standards could be headed to Gov. Nikki Haley's desk within days.

Senate leadership said Thursday a bill designed to authorize state and local law enforcement to report illegal immigrants to federal authorities is first up when lawmakers return to the Statehouse next week.

The legislation would require officers to check immigration status during a traffic stop or an arrest if they suspect the person is in the country illegally. The identity and address of any illegal immigrant identified would be reported to federal agents for action."

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