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Bills target illegal immigration in PA

Written by Radio Pennsylvania | Mar 19, 2017 9:14 AM
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Republican State Representative Daryl Metcalfe

(Harrisburg) -- A package of bills designed to crack down on illegal immigration in Pennsylvania has been introduced in the state House of Representatives.

It's called the "National Security Begins At Home" legislative package.

The effort is being led by Representative Daryl Metcalfe, who says it's been given new momentum by the election of Donald Trump.

"It gives us an opportunity to work with them and to partner with them and that's why we're excited about introducing this package here today, because of that new partnership activity that will now be occuring with the new administration," he said. 

The bills include a requirement that the E-Verify system, to prove legal status, be used by all businesses in Pennsylvania, sanctions against any business that knowingly employs an undocumented worker, and legislation to ensure state benefits are issued only to those in this country legally.  

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