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State House OKs watered-down immigration bill

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Businesses that hire illegal immigrants could have some state tax credits revoked under a proposal that has cleared the Indiana House.

The Republican-led House voted 64-32 Thursday for the bill, which is a watered-down version of a proposal that originally would have allowed police officers to ask people for proof that they are in the country legally. Supporters say the state must act on immigration because Congress hasn't. But some opponents say the bill could hurt businesses, and others say immigration should remain a federal issue.

The watered-down version is in line with what Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels wants.

Bill sponsor Republican Sen. Mike Delph of Carmel says he hopes to hash out a compromise between the original bill and the latest version next week.

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  • blnz
    We need to vote them all out for not putting citizens first yet again . Wish people would remember who voted to put citizens first and who caved to ILLEGALs and the companys that hire them . VOTE them OUT !
  • ?
    The bill could hurt businesses that what people to work for nothing, thats who it effects. In the mean time we have a bunch of people working in our state/country that dont pay taxes. They say that companies may lose some tax credits if they are found to have illegal immigrants working for them, but in the same day they pass more tax cuts for big companies ? Seems to me that they know who is breaking the law and wanted to go ahead and counter balance the outcome of this bill. Scam artists....and politicians wonder why the public doesen't trust them...lol..
    • figures
      Knowtowing to big business as usual.

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