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House Passes Amended Immigration Bill


The Indiana House has passed the immigration bill which is similar to the bill passed by the Arizona state legislature.

The bill passed by a vote of 64-32 Thursday.  It will now go back to the Senate for further consideration.

The bill was authored by Sen. Mike Delph (R-Carmel) but had several provisions removed in the House including the requirement that police check the immigration status of people they stop if they have "reasonable suspicion."

The bill also calls for employers who knowingly hire illegal residents to lose state employment tax credits.  It also removes liability for landlords who rent to illegals.

Delph has said he will reserve judgment on the amendments until the bill is sent back to the Senate.

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