Immigration crackdown bill introduced

A proposal for an Arizona-style immigration law has surfaced in the Minnesota House.

Rep. Steve Drazkowski, R-Wabasha, introduced a bill today that would allow law enforcement to stop people who they suspect to be illegal immigrants. The bill would also make failure to carry immigration documents a crime.

The chair of the House Public Safety Policy Committee said a hearing on the bill is unlikely with 10 days left in the session.

“I have not yet had the opportunity to review the proposed legislation,” said Rep. Debra Hilstrom, DFL-Brooklyn Center. “Further, Rep. Drazkowski has not yet requested a hearing, the bill has no Senate companion and committee deadlines have passed.”

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