Immigration bill fails in House committee

An effort to impose penalties on business for knowingly hiring illegal immigrants failed in an Idaho House committee on Thursday. It is the first of three bills dealing with immigration issues making their ways through the Idaho Legislature to get a committee hearing.

House Bill 497, sponsored by Rep. Phil Hart, R-Athol, would have revoked business licenses from business who knowingly hired illegal immigrants for up to one year on a third offense.

A number of business and farm interests testified against the measure, claiming that the federal government should deal with immigration and that the bill contained selective enforcement.

Senate Bills 1271 and 1303 will be heard in the Senate State Affairs Committee.

Next up--killing the already not that legal pharmaracism bill.

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Like a midair collision with a tugboat

Illegal immigrants are great for big business

Our legislator's are so firmly entrenched in big business' pockets, that the only immigration issue is that we need more illegal immigrants to exploit, all in the name of the all mighty dollar.

Perhaps he meant EMIGRANTS.

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Stop whining about the stupid signature and think for yourself.