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Immigration legislation in the legislature

Posted: 02/06/14 08:24

A Lexington senator and 13 others, including Grand Island Sen. Mike Gloor are backing a resolution would encourage the federal government to enact what they call “common-sense” immigration reforms, including a pathway to legal status for people who entered the country illegally. The measure is intended to pressure Nebraska's congressional delegation into supporting an immigration bill in the U.S. House.
Laura Field represented the Nebraska Cattlemen, testifying in favor of the bill. The bill is also being backed by Nebraska retail and restaurant groups. But there was opposition at the hearing today. One man said he couldn’t support amnesty, no matter how young children are when the enter the country. The committee didn’t take any action on LR 399.