Florida Anti-Sanctuary Bills Pass Last Committees, Await Floor VotesFlorida’s lawmakers have passed another major milestone towards fulfilling Governor Ron DeSantis’s pledge to end dangerous sanctuary policies in the Sunshine State. This week, both the House and Senate anti-sanctuary bills were voted out of their last committees. Now those bills urgently need to be heard on the floors of both chambers.
Good and Bad: Both Anti-Sanctuary and In-State Tuition Bills Become Law in ArkansasArkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson (R) recently signed two bills with contradictory goals – an anti-sanctuary bill that will discourage illegal immigration by enforcing the rule of law and encouraging cooperation with federal immigration officials and an in-state tuition bill that gives benefits to illegal aliens in violation of federal immigration laws.
Maryland Dodges Becoming a Sanctuary State for another YearThe Maryland state legislature adjourned its 2019 regular session on April 8. Every one of numerous bills to make the Old Line State into a sanctuary for illegal aliens has now died. However, similar measures are almost certain to return yet again next year as they now have repeatedly.
Minnesota House Passes Drivers’ Licenses for Illegal AliensMinnesota’s Democrat-majority House of Representatives recently passed a bill that would have the Land of 10,000 Lakes join a dozen other states in allowing illegal aliens to get driver’s licenses. Fortunately, the bill now faces a steep uphill climb in the Republican-controlled state Senate.
North Carolina House Passes Detainer BillWith more than ten immigration-related bills filed already this year, the North Carolina General Assembly is quickly making the subject a top legislative priority. One bill in particular would dramatically strengthen the Tar Heel State’s cooperation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Mandatory E-Verify Bill Passes Iowa SenateThe Iowa State Senate just took a giant step forward in stopping employers from hiring illegal aliens in the Hawkeye State.
Senate File (SF) 315 passed the upper chamber by a 33-14 vote on April 2. It is currently before the House Public Safety Committee. If enacted, the bill would: