Numerous Anti-Immigration Bills Introduced in Harrisburg

From the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (http://www.paimmigrant.org):

 

On March 1, Representative Daryl Metcalfe held a press conference introducing his plan to counter what he calls the “illegal alien invasion” in Pennsylvania. The bills he highlighted are only a few examples of the many hateful and harmful pieces of anti-immigrant legislation that have already been introduced this session.

 

Below is a list of all the bills that have been introduced this session relating to immigration. It may appear daunting, but we must be vocal and unified in our opposition. Please visit PICC’s State Legislative Advocacy Campaign page (http://www.paimmigrant.org/programs/state-leg-advocacy-campaign) to find out how you can get involved.

 

HB 41 (http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?syear=2011&sind=0&body=H&type=B&BN=0041): Requires applicants for a wide variety of public benefits to show government-issued ID to prove their legal status

 

HB 355 (http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?syear=2011&sind=0&body=H&type=B&BN=0355): An omnibus bill including provisions prohibiting human trafficking, requiring local law enforcement and agencies distributing public benefits to confirm legal immigration status, and mandating participation in E-Verify for public employers

HB 361 (http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?syear=2011&sind=0&body=H&type=B&BN=0361): Makes English the official language of Pennsylvania

HB 379 (http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?syear=2011&sind=0&body=H&type=B&BN=0379): Mandates E-Verify for public works contractors

HB 380 (http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?syear=2011&sind=0&body=H&type=B&BN=0380): Mandates E-Verify for construction industry employers

HB 439 (http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?syear=2011&sind=0&body=H&type=B&BN=0439): Imposes sanctions on employers that employ unauthorized immigrants

HB 474 (http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?syear=2011&sind=0&body=H&type=B&BN=0474): Creates a compact between states to issue a different birth certificate to children born here to undocumented immigrants, denying them birthright citizenship

HB 526 (http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?syear=2011&sind=0&body=H&type=B&BN=0526): Imposes mandatory sentences for offenses committed by undocumented immigrants

HB 659 (http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?syear=2011&sind=0&body=H&type=B&BN=0659): Amends the Public School Code to confirm that English is the sole language of Pennsylvania

HB 738 (http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?syear=2011&sind=0&body=H&type=B&BN=0738): Requires local law enforcement to check immigration status and communicate its findings to ICE, requires agencies distributing public benefits to verify immigration status

HB 798 (http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?syear=2011&sind=0&body=H&type=B&BN=0798): Requires law enforcement to check immigration status

HB 799: Provides for a memorandum of understanding between the Commonwealth and the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security to enforce immigration law

HB 801 (http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?syear=2011&sind=0&body=H&type=B&BN=0801): Supports law enforcement authorities who detain people  they believe to have questionable immigration status

HB 857 (http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?syear=2011&sind=0&body=H&type=B&BN=0857): Defines citizens of Pennsylvania to exclude children born here to undocumented parents

HB 858 (http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?syear=2011&sind=0&body=H&type=B&BN=0858): Mandates E-Verify for public contractors

HB 888 (http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?syear=2011&sind=0&body=H&type=B&BN=0888): Makes English the official language of the Commonwealth

SB 9 (http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?syear=2011&sind=0&body=S&type=B&BN=0009): Requires applicants for a wide variety of public benefits to show government-issued ID to prove their legal status

SB 515 (http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?syear=2011&sind=0&body=S&type=B&BN=0515): Allows law enforcement officials to verify citizenship of arrestees

SB 637 (http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?syear=2011&sind=0&body=S&type=B&BN=0637): Mandates E-Verify for public contractors

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