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Illegal immigration

February 16, 2012
Mona Kilborn, Marshalltown , Times-Republican

An article in the T-R, "Bill sets up illegal immigrant hiring reporting" reports on House File 2156. This bill states it is "An act relating to the employment of unauthorized aliens and providing penalties." You might ask why there would even be a bill concerning that since it is against the law for a person to come into the U.S. illegally. Additionally, it is unlawful for someone in the U.S. illegally to be employed anyway. So why are 41 Iowa House members listed as sponsors of this bill? Why should Iowans be concerned about enforcing immigration? Isn't immigration law the domain of the federal government? Do you wonder why our Iowa Attorney General's office is not in favor of this bill?



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