The American Civil Liberties Union of Wyoming has weighed in opposing bills on illegal immigration, abortion and same-sex marriages. Read more about the group’s take on these and other recently introduced bills.
HB0094 – Illegal Immigration – AN ACT relating to immigration; establishing an offense for failure to carry an alien registration document; establishing offenses for unlawful hiring and unlawful employment; establishing an offense for unlawful transporting of aliens; providing for the determination and communication of immigration status; prohibiting employment of unauthorized alien’s requiring employers to participate in the e-verify program; authorizing warrantless arrest for offenses that make a person removable from the United Sates; providing penalties; providing for severability of provisions; and providing for an effective date.
This is a copy of the Arizona “papers please” bill, including sections that are being challenged as unconstitutional in federal courts. It is offensive on many levels; however, immigration laws are controlled by the U.S. Congress and not by the states. This is another example of an unnecessary mean spirited piece of legislation that is sure to be found unconstitutional.