Tuesday, April 17, 2007

This Week in Illegal Immigration for April 17, 2007

Oklahoma Senate Passes Illegal Immigration Bill
The bill makes it illegal to transport known illegal immigrants within the state. In addition, it requires employers to verify work authorization for all new employees and would make it a crime for an employer to discharge a legal resident while keeping an illegal immigrant in a comparable job.

Anti-illegal Immigration Radio Hosts and Their Listeners Head to Washington
"Hold Their Feet to the Fire 2007," a four day even sponsored by FAIR (Federation for American Immigration Reform), kicks off Sunday, April 22 in fornt of the White House. The event also includes a fundraiser for Rep. Tom Tancredo. For more information visit http://www.fairus.org/site/PageServer?pagename=feettothefire07

U.S. Election Officials to Monitor City Council Election
http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/beaconnews/news/343912,2_1_AU17_MONITOR_S1.article The Justice Department will be monitoring the city council election in Carpentersville, IL where debate has reached a boiling point over the proposed Illegal Alien Immigration Relief Act, which seeks to attach penalties to landlords renting to illegal immigrants.

Texas Lawmakers Propose New Immigration Laws
The Texas House State Affairs Committee heard proposals for a host of new immigration bills. Some call for the defunding of day labor plazas, others would require hospitals and prisons to track illegal immigrants and supply associated cost figures.