Illegals Issue Seeps Into More States’ Bills

Washington Times

Denver — Illegal entry into the United States may be a federal issue, but try telling that to Dave Schultheis.

The state representative from Colorado Springs marked the start of the 2006 legislative session Wednesday by introducing three bills aimed at countering the wave of illegal aliens from Mexico.

Three other Republicans submitted bills as part of a package aimed at cracking down on employers who hire illegal aliens. And Democratic House Speaker Andrew Romanoff hinted that he might introduce legislation requiring high school students to show English proficiency before graduation.

Earlier this week in Arizona, Democratic Gov. Janet Napolitano called for $100 million to expand the Arizona National Guard along the border and crack down on employers who hire illegal aliens.

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