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VOL. 35 | NO. 17 | Friday, April 29, 2011




Immigration bills delayed in House panel

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NASHVILLE (AP) — Two contentious immigration proposals have been delayed in the House Finance Subcommittee.

Both measures sponsored by Republican Rep. Joe Carr of Lascassas were put off Wednesday to the committee's last calendar.

One would require the state's employers to prove their employees are legally authorized to work in the U.S., and the other would require agencies to verify that applicants for public benefits are legally eligible for them.

Opponents of the bills include the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the National Federation of Independent Business.

They say the measures, which would require employers to use the federal E-Verify program, would cost businesses time and money without solving the problem of illegal immigration.

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