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Wednesday May 25, 2011

New Immigration Laws in Indiana Trigger Lawsuit by ACLU

New Immigration Laws in Indiana Trigger Lawsuit by ACLU

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The new Indiana immigration laws that deny in-state tuition rates to undocumented immigrants and revokes tax credits for businesses found to be hiring undocumented individuals are going to be tested legally.

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Indiana is set to file a lawsuit challenging the merits of these new laws – the suit is being filed on behalf of all foreign-born people in the state.  The two new bills were passed in April and just signed by Governor Mitch Daniels.

The basis of the ACLU legal filing is that the new Indiana laws encroach on the federal government that oversees all issues having to do with immigration.  Most of the controversial elements seen in other state immigration laws, such as allowing police officers to stop anyone and asking for proof of immigration and English-only mandates, were stricken.