Passing Immigration Bills:
- Establish in the Department of Public Safety a program for illegal immigrants to obtain a work permit in Utah.
- Impose fines of up to $2,500 on those who apply for the permit.
- Require businesses with 15 or more employees to verify their legal status or face penalties including fines and business license suspensions.
- Require police to check the immigration status of people detained or arrested for felonies and class A misdemeanors; give police discretion to check the status for those suspected of class B and class C misdemeanors.
The bill allows illegal immigrants in the state prior to May 11, 2011 to be eligible for the guest worker permit.
What do you think?
- HB116: 21-7
- HB466: 25-1
- HB497: 22-5