North Idaho lawmakers plan immigration legislation
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Two northern Idaho lawmakers say they will introduce legislation that would penalize employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants. Sen. Mike Jorgenson, R-Hayden Lake, and Rep. Phil Hart, R-Athol, say they will try to pass the proposed law that has been rejected the last two years. Lawmakers in the last session rejected a bill that would have required employers to verify workers' immigration status. Hart says that some lawmakers who voted against the bill have either been voted out of office or have changed their minds. If the proposed law passes, companies that violate it could have their business licenses suspended or revoked.
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