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Indiana immigration bill faces changes

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) An Arizona-style proposal to crack down on illegal immigration in Indiana could face changes as a House committee takes up the bill.

The original proposal by Republican Sen. Mike Delph of Carmel would allow police officers to ask a person for proof of immigration status if they have a reasonable suspicion a person is in the country illegally.

But GOP Gov. Mitch Daniels has said he thinks the bill will be changed to shift its focus to employers who hire illegal immigrants instead of the law enforcement provisions that have raised objections from those who fear it will lead to racial profiling.

The House Public Policy Committee is set to take up the bill Thursday morning. The bill cleared the Senate on a 31-18 vote.


Posted 4/14/2011




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