Illegal Immigrants Targeted By States
Impasse on Hill Spurs New Laws
Frustrated with Congress’s inability to pass an immigration overhaul bill, state legislatures are considering or enacting a record number of strongly worded proposals targeting illegal immigrants.
By the time most legislatures adjourned in May, at least 1,100 immigration bills had been submitted by lawmakers, more than double last year’s record total, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. This year’s total is expected to grow as the issue continues to dominate debate in statehouses still in session.