Immigration Law

 HCS HB 275 – Federal work authorization. Requires all employ­ers and business entities to enroll and actively participate in a federal work authorization program and imposes stricter penalties for employing an unauthorized alien.

SB 203 – Unauthorized and unlawfully present aliens. Repeals provisions relating to unauthorized and unlawfully present aliens. Among other provisions, requires the high­way patrol to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the federal government to have members trained to enforce federal immigration laws; bars municipalities from adopting policies designed to give aliens sanctuary when they are present in violation of federal immigration laws, and makes any municipality that adopts such a policy ineligible for any state grants.

Requires applicants for public benefits to provide proof of citizenship, residency or lawful presence in order to receive benefits.

Bars certain employers from knowingly misclassifying employees; bars employers from knowingly employ­ing unauthorized aliens, with violators being subject to suspension of business permits and licenses; states that any violator under contract with the state may have their contracts voided and be barred from contracting with the state for three years, with subsequent violations resulting in a permanent bar from contracting with the state.

Prohibits the Department of Revenue from issuing any driver’s license to an unauthorized alien or anyone who cannot prove lawful presence; requires that written tests for commercial drivers licenses be administered only in English.

Creates a presumption that releasing a person under any conditions set by the court pending legal proceedings shall not reasonably assure the person’s appearance if the judge reasonably believes the person is an unauthorized alien; requires that if such a presumption exists, the per­son must be jailed until he or she provides verification of lawful presence.


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