From The Post And Courier:
Seanna Adcox–Wednesday, June 22, 2011
COLUMBIA — A bill that requires police in South Carolina to check suspects’ immigration status and mandates that all businesses check their hires through a federal online system received final legislative approval Tuesday.
The House voted 69-43 to agree with the Senate’s changes and send the bill to Gov. Nikki Haley, whose spokesman confirmed she will sign it.
House Speaker Bobby Harrell noted that South Carolina is the latest in a string of states to place similar requirements on law enforcement.
“If Washington refuses to effectively support our law enforcement officers by enforcing immigration laws, it is left up to the states to stand up and do what is right,” said Harrell, R-Charleston. “That is exactly what South Carolina did today by making sure our officers have the enforcement tools they need during this time of federal indecision.” (more…)
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