Nebraska lawmakers are considering a bill that would closely mirror the Arizona anti-immigration law. The legislation from Senator Charlie Janssen of Fremont would have law enforcement checking the legal status of people who are stopped for other infractions.
Senator Tyson Larson of O’Neill says he promised to back it. During the campaign, Larson said if Janssen introduced an Arizona-style bill, that he’d support it.
Larson says he wants to see the details of the bill before he jumps totally behind it.
He says, “I am excited to look at the bill in full, read about it, learn about it and see what we can do with it.”
The bill would reportedly demand all Nebraskans carry identification to prove they are legal residents if apprehended by police for another offense. It would also penalize employers for enticing illegal immigrants to work in Nebraska.
Thanks to Jerry Oster, WNAX, Yankton