Missouri governor said instead of punishing students, state should encourage hard work
The 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.
All 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.
A news conference is scheduled for Thursday morning to announce five initiatives aimed at attracting new citizens to St. Louis.
A 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.
A plan that would allow illegal immigrants in Illinois to get drivers’ licenses passed the Illinois Senate Tuesday afternoon, by a vote of 41-14.
Two people responsible for several thousand undocumented immigrants in the state will soon be heading to prison.
Rep. Mark Parkinson, who sponsored the measure, said he is trying to bring the license exam law “into line” with the state constitution.