Jefferson City, MO (PRWEB) March 19, 2008
ImmigrationLawHelp.info, an Internet site that provides immigration news and information, has heard numerous questions and concerns about a bill that recently passed in Missouri. The bill, which will increase requirements on local law enforcement agencies to enforce immigration law and verify legal status, was approved by the Missouri House of Representatives last Thursday.
This immigration law is the second of four measures expected to pass the House this year; the Senate also approved a bill containing a few of those measures and several others last week. The Missouri bill not only deals with immigration issues affecting local law enforcement; it will also include provisions regarding driver's licenses and sanctuary cities. It will require that Missouri Highway Patrol Officers are deputized as federal immigration agents with the Department of Homeland Security, and that they verify the residency status of everyone they arrest.
This immigration news has had many people concerned about how it will affect them. The bill will require that tests for commercial driver's licenses are administered in English only and prohibit the use of translators, even for legal immigrants, and will criminalize the assistance of a person who is fraudulently obtaining a driver's license. It will also prohibit cities from enacting "sanctuary" policies that prevent employees from complying with federal immigration law.
ImmigrationLawHelp.info is providing information and assistance to anyone who has questions or concerns regarding this and any other bill that deals with immigration issues. For additional information about immigration law in Missouri and throughout the United States, visit http://www.immigrationlawhelp.info.
About Immigration Law Help:
ImmigrationLawHelp.info understands the problems that immigrants face, and they know that immigration to the United States can't and shouldn't be forbidden. They are, however, completely against illegal immigration. Immigration Law Help believes that making as much information available about the immigration law as possible is one way to minimize illegal actions.
ImmigrationLawHelp.info knows that navigating the constantly changing immigration law is not an easy task. The large number of forms that must be filled out, the numerous types of visas and the complicated green card hearings make legal immigration harder. So, their goal is to encourage legal immigration by providing the necessary information, advice and legal counseling when necessary. And their advice is simple: be informed and stay legal.