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Monday, February 15, 2016

Ind. Gov't. - More on: Senator Delph appointed to chair Senate Select Commission on Immigration Issues

Updating this ILB post from Feb. 4th, Dan Carden of the NWI Times reported Feb. 12th in a story titled: "Immigration may be next hot button Statehouse issue -- again." Some quotes:

INDIANAPOLIS — Five years after Hoosier business, tourism and community leaders united to water down restrictive anti-immigration legislation modeled on a controversial Arizona law, the Republican-controlled Indiana Senate may be getting ready to try again.

Senate President David Long, R-Fort Wayne, this month established the Senate Select Commission on Immigration Issues to study the impact of legal and illegal immigration on Indiana. * * *

The panel is led by state Sen. Mike Delph, R-Carmel, who is known by the nickname “El Diablo,” or “The Devil,” among Hoosier Hispanics for his repeated efforts to limit immigration by punishing businesses that hire undocumented workers.

Delph also was sponsor of the original 2011 proposal requiring local police verify the immigration status of any person that an officer suspected was in the country illegally and mandating that English be used for all government business.

Long said he chose Delph to lead the immigration study, because Delph is “the resident expert on this issue in the Senate.”

Posted by Marcia Oddi on February 15, 2016 01:20 PM
Posted to Indiana Government