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