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House bill to outlaw sanctuary cities and make police monitor illegals

Date: April 9, 2008
By: Max Hyman
State Capitol Bureau
Links: HB 1549

Intro: While the Missouri Senate talked about administration proposals and tax breaks for foreign companies, the House talked about illegal immigration -- passing one bill in the House and .

Max Hyman (HIGH-man) has more from Jefferson City.

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The omnibus immigration bill is three related House bills all under the same umbrella.

Lake of St. Louis Republican Representative Bob Onder is the sponsor and says only immigrants put in jail for serious crimes would have their status checked.


 
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Description: A traffic stop for a broken taillight or even speeding, that would not trigger any duty of the law enforcement officer to check immigration status. Only those who are incarcerated for a crime.

The bill would also ban any municipality from becoming a sanctuary city for illegal foreigners in the state as well as make English the exclusive language on the Missouri driving exam.

Reporting from the State Capitol, I'm Max Hyman. KMOX News.


Intro: While the Missouri Senate talked about administration proposals and tax breaks for foreign companies, the House talked about illegal immigration.

Max Hyman (HIGH-man) has more from Jefferson City.

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OutCue: SOC

Republican Representative Bob Onder says there should be zero tolerance for any illegal immigrant that commits a violent crime.

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Description: Of course murder, robbery, rape, assault. Those are the kind of crimes that might land you in jail and those are the kind of crimes that if you are an illegal alien, we want to catch you. We want to turn you over to I.C.E. (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) and we want you out of the country.


St. Louis Democratic Representative Maria Chappelle-Nadal opposes the bill and says illegal immigration exists elsewhere.

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Description: We're not New York. This is not Los Angeles. This is not Miami. This is Missou-rah! It's a whole different place.

The bill would also make English the only language available for Missouri driving tests.

 Reporting from the State Capitol, I'm Max Hyman. KMOX News.


Intro: A Missouri House immigration bill would outlaw sanctuary cities and hold police responsible for keeping tabs on illegal foreigners.

Max Hyman (HIGH-man) has more from Jefferson City.

RunTime:0:41
OutCue: SOC

The omnibus immigration bill is three related House bills all under the same umbrella.

Lake of St. Louis Republican Representative Bob Onder is the sponsor and says only immigrants put in jail for serious crimes would have their status checked.


 
Actuality:  ONDER3.WAV
Run Time: 00:12
Description: A traffic stop for a broken taillight or even speeding, that would not trigger any duty of the law enforcement officer to check immigration status. Only those who are incarcerated for a crime.

The bill would also ban any municipality from becoming a sanctuary city for illegal foreigners in the state as well as make English the exclusive language on the Missouri driving exam.

Reporting from the State Capitol, I'm Max Hyman. KMOX News.


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