It looks like the controversial anti illegal immigration bill from Senator Charlie Janssen of Fremont will not be headed to the full legislature for debate. In an executive session, the judiciary committee chaired by Senator Brad Ashford of Omaha has decided to move forward with an interim study on the bill.
“I think this is an empowering way to go I think the body is looking to the Judiciary committee for leadership (as they have before) I think we have a duty back to body to do a thorough investigation into this issue.”
Janssen’s bill called for proof of citzenship to be shown whenever someone was stopped by the police. The judiciary committee will study the Utah compact on illegal immigration with deals with permits for the undocumented and only requires proof of citizenship for those arrested for felonies or high misdemeanors.