Bill likely to be filed before 2017 session.
Indiana Study Committee Examines Illegal Immigration
U.S. presidential candidates such as Donald Trump talk about illegal
immigration on the campaign trail, the issue is taking center stage closer to
home in Indianapolis.
new six-month interim study committee, chaired by State Sen. Mike Delph,
launched in April, and had its most recent meeting on May 25. Senate President
Pro Tempore David Long charged the committee to study illegal immigration’s
impact on Indiana’s workforce, economy and justice system.
not only have a right to know who is in our country, and for what purpose, we
have a duty to know, to protect ourselves, our families and our neighbors from
the next event,” Delph said in April.
Secretary of State Kris Kobach told the committee that Indiana should pass a
law that would require businesses to use E-Verify to check the employment
eligibility of employees.
May, a state Senate fiscal analysis estimated illegal immigration costs the
state $130 million annually.
study committee meetings remain.