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Checking for illegal immigrants

January 3, 2008
The clash over illegal immigration under way in other states may well show up in the General Assembly this year.

State chamber lobbyist George Raymond expects at least one bill to materialize, and he thinks the chances of passage are pretty good.

The measure probably will look like laws passed in Arizona, Colorado and Georgia that put the onus on businesses to ferret out illegal workers. In Arizona, businesses now can lose their licenses for hiring an illegal.

States are taking action because the federal government hasnâ??t, but businesses say theyâ??re being treated unfairly.

How do you feel about statesâ?? looking to business to cut down on illegal immigration? And if a bill passes, do you feel confident in your ability to know whether a job applicant is in the country illegally?

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