New House Bill in Oklahoma to Affect Illegal Immigrants, Employers

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Immigration Law Help, a network of legal experts on immigration laws, is available to provide more information about House Bill 1804.

House Bill 1804 is set to go into effect on November 1, 2007 in the state of Oklahoma. Authors of the bill intend to make it more difficult for illegal immigrants to find employment and receive public benefits, and make it illegal for citizens to transport and harbor illegal immigrants. Immigration Law Help, found online at , is available to provide more information about this matter.

The Oklahoma bill is simply a reinforcement of federal laws, which already state that it is illegal to hire an undocumented immigrant. After November 1, 2007, businesses, companies and agencies in the state must determine the citizenship status of all employees. House Bill 1804 makes the violations a felony, punishable by a minimum of one year in prison or a $1,000 fine. This is one of the toughest immigration laws in the nation.

A Latino group in Tulsa, however, filed a temporary restraining order to keep HB 1804 from going ingot effect. The National Coalition of Latino Clergy Inc./CONLAMIC filed the lawsuit, asking for a declaration of rights and for the court to permanently prohibit the act from going into effect. A judge recently threw out the lawsuit, however, so the bill should go into affect as scheduled.

The new bill may sound complicated to some individuals, but Immigration Law Help is available to answer any questions that anyone might have.

For more information about this and other immigration laws, visit

About Immigration Law Help:
Immigration Law Help understands the problems faced by any immigrant, and know that immigration to the United States can't and shouldn't be forbidden. They are, however, completely against illegal immigration and believe that one way to minimize it is to make as much information available as possible about legal immigration, and to help honest people become United States residents.

The goal of Immigration Law Help is to encourage legal immigration by providing the necessary information, advices and, if necessary, legal counseling. And their advice to future is simple: be informed and stay legal.


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