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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Ind. Law - "Washington agreement on immigration reform put Indiana debate on hold"?

This post from Jim Shella's Blog includes:

Just two years ago Indiana passed one of the toughest immigration laws in the country in a fight led by state Senator Mike Delph (R-Carmel.) Much of that law was struck down by a federal judge in a case that is still tied up in the federal courts.

In 2011 there were protests, including one that led to the arrests of college students who objected to one provision in particular. “Targeting us,” said Karla Lopez Owens at the time, “and then making it so we can’t pursue a higher education because we can’t afford it.” And Monday GOP House Speaker Brian Bosma said, if anything, lawmakers should go back to undo that provision. “A high school student that graduates here from Indiana schools that was brought here by their parents is subject to out of state tuition,” he said. “That has caused me to think just a little bit. Certainly we want these people to be productive.”

Posted by Marcia Oddi on January 29, 2013 09:49 AM
Posted to Indiana Law