Gov. Nixon: Religious Exemptions for Immigrants Contrary to American Values"That's not what America is," Nixon said. "We're a diverse country. We're a diverse state. That's how this country was formed, and how it's going to grow."
Nixon Vetoes Bill Limiting Scholarships For ImmigrantsMissouri governor said instead of punishing students, state should encourage hard work
Bills Would Require High School Students to Pass Civics Exam to GraduateThe bills revise current Missouri law that requires high school seniors to take an exam about the U.S. and Missouri Constitutions. Instead, they will take an exam similar to the test taken by naturalized citizens.
Missouri Bill Requires Check of Employee Resident StatusAll Missouri employers would be required to use a federal verification system to check employees' legal resident status under legislation introduced Monday that's aimed at curbing the number of immigrants working illegally in the state.
St. Louis Leaders To Announce Push for ImmigrantsA news conference is scheduled for Thursday morning to announce five initiatives aimed at attracting new citizens to St. Louis.
Driver’s Licenses for Illegals Inching Towards Reality in IllinoisA proposal to issue driver's licenses to illegal immigrants moved got House committee approval Monday, despite concerns by both Democrats and Republicans whether it went far enough to prevent fraud.
Illegal Immigrant Driver's License Bill Passes Illinois SenateA plan that would allow illegal immigrants in Illinois to get drivers’ licenses passed the Illinois Senate Tuesday afternoon, by a vote of 41-14.
Illegal Immigrant Conspiracy Involves Two SistersTwo people responsible for several thousand undocumented immigrants in the state will soon be heading to prison.
Another Try at English Only Driver's Tests Rep. Mark Parkinson, who sponsored the measure, said he is trying to bring the license exam law "into line" with the state constitution.

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