Immigration on the Ballot in Arkansas?
Immigration is cooling as a campaign issue, but a few ballot measures might heat the topic back up again. One state to watch: Arkansas. In ...
Immigration is cooling as a campaign issue, but a few ballot measures might heat the topic back up again. One state to watch: Arkansas.
In November, the state may vote on a proposal designed to crack down on illegal immigration, as the Arkansas News Bureau reports:
Secure Arkansas, which bills itself as a grassroots organization "committed to the rule of law and the fair treatment of both citizens and legal immigrants," filed the measure March 27 with the attorney general's office.
The measure would require state agencies and political subdivisions to "verify the lawful presence in the United States" of anyone over 13 who has applied for a local, state and certain federal public benefits that are administered by state agencies or political subdivisions.
Secure Arkansas' proposal would exclude illegal immigrants from postsecondary education benefits, including scholarships and financial aid, and also would prohibit resident tuition for undocumented individuals.
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