Frustrated with federal inaction, a growing number of states and localities are discovering that, as sovereign entities, they already possess the authority to enforce U.S. immigration law. Arizona, Oklahoma and Colorado have been leaders at the state level. At the local level, Prince William County, Va., and Beaufort County, S.C., stand out. Here in the Southeast, Georgia and South Carolina have also passed comprehensive immigration reform measures. Check below to see what your state or locality is doing to enforce immigration law … or what they could be doing.
Has your state or county recently passed an immigration reform bill or resolution? Email jameson.taylor (@) nccivitas.org to update this list.
Under construction … more states and localities to come.
Fair and Legal Employment Act (January 1, 2008)
Various state laws passed during July 2006 special session
Georgia Security and Immigration Compliance Act (July 1, 2007)
Oklahoma Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act (November 1, 2007)
Illegal Immigration Reform Act (June 4, 2008)