According to an article on  “Officially, Indiana’s proposal died late Thursday when a House and Senate conference committee could not agree on provisions of the proposal — which originally called for the Indiana State Police to enforce federal immigration law and would have made it a crime to conceal or harbor an illegal immigrant for profit.”

This is for the better.  States should not be enacting their own immigratin laws,  especially those that are punitive in nature.   Any legalization program that would be part of CIR would likely end up matching willing employers with willing workers.  States that aggressively pursue the undocumented will pay the price both now, given the extra enforcement costs and divisive nature of such actions, and in the future, when companies will decide not to set up shop or expand in the more restrictive States. 

Author: Bradley Maged

I'm Brad Maged, an immigration lawyer in Boston, Massachusetts. I help people who want to live and work in the United States and companies that wish to employ them. This blog provides opinion and information on developments in immigration law. Thanks for reading!

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