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Oklahoma immigration bill won’t be heard this session

Oklahoma immigration bill won’t be heard this session



Published: May 7, 2010

Proposed legislation modeled after Arizona’s new immigration law will not be heard this session, legislative leaders said Thursday.

But the architect of Oklahoma’s anti-illegal immigration law said he will continue to press on with at least three measures that would beef up the state’s efforts to crack down on illegal immigration.

"What happens in that building doesn’t happen by the action of one or two people,” said Rep. Randy Terrill. "It is a concerted team effort.”

House Speaker Chris Benge said a resolution to a lawsuit filed against the Arizona law likely won’t be resolved before legislators, who have only three weeks remaining in this year’s session, are scheduled to adjourn. Also, some legal challenges remain concerning Oklahoma’s anti-illegal immigration law, he said...FULL ARTICLE


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