A new Arizona immigration bill has gotten a lot of buzz because they are proposing requiring schools to report illegal immigrant and other measures aiming at cutting back/off benefits for illegal immigrants. However, the real story of the bill is the jobs part. This sweeping immigration bill requires employers to use the federal E-Verify system or have their business license suspended. Using a false identity to get a job will result in six months in jail. Most people claim illegal immigrants come here for the jobs. Cut off the jobs and make it difficult for them to get benefits and the will self deport.The bill is working it's way through the Arizona legislator and is not law yet.
PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona Senate committee late Tuesday narrowly approved a sweeping bill that would target illegal immigrants in public housing, public benefits and the workplace.
The committee earlier Tuesday also approved a bill that would deny automatic citizenship to the children of illegal immigrants in a measure designed to set up a possible U.S. Supreme Court case on the issue.
Republican state Sen. Russell Pearce, who authored Arizona’s controversial illegal immigration law last year that touched off a nationwide debate on whether states can enforce federal immigration laws, sponsored Tuesday’s more sweeping measure.
“If you’re in the country illegally, you don’t have a right to public benefits, period,” he said.