Nebraska to Follow AZ on Immigration Law
If the Federal Government will not enforce the laws, goes the reasoning, then states will create and enforce their own laws...
The uproar over a new, immigration-related law in Arizona could resound in Nebraska next year.
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According to ABC News, State Sen. Charlie Janssen of Fremont has said he plans to introduce a similar bill to the Arizona SB 1070, in the Nebraska Legislature the next session, which begins in January.
Arizona's bill requires police enforcing another law to verify a person's immigration status if there's "reasonable" suspicion the person is in the U.S. illegally.
Opponents argue that it will greatly increase racial profiling.
The Nebraska bill has reportedly already been drafted. Senator Janssen says it could be changed based on experiences Arizona has with its new law, and adds that crafting such a law so it can be enforced without racial profiling is 1 of the biggest hurdles.
To view the bill, link to:
Nebraska Legislature: http://nebraskalegislature.gov/