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Coalition groups denounce illegal immigration bills (video)

Coalition groups denounce illegal immigration bills (video)

Dustin Hurst
February 15, 2010
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February 15, 2010

A coalition of groups from across the state gathered Monday to criticize three anti-illegal immigration bills in the Idaho Legislature, calling the measures "nonsense," and saying that legislators are "out of touch with Idahoans on this issue."

Here is what Leo Morales, a community organizer with Idaho Community Action Network, said about the legislation:

Christine Tiddens, representing Catholic Charities of Idaho, also shared her thoughts:

Monica Hopkins, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho, also spoke in opposition of the legislation:

To read about the House bill against illegal immigration, co-sponsored by Rep. Phil Hart, R-Athol, and Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Eagle, click here. To read about the Senate version, sponsored by Sen. Mike Jorgenson, R-Hayden Lake, click here. The third piece of legislation seeks to penalize the use of false identification to gain employment and is being brought by Sen. John McGee, R-Caldwell, and Sen. Curt McKenzie, R-Nampa.

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