MN House Republicans OK Immigration Reporting Bill

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Click on Photo to Watch MN House Pass Immigrant Reporting Bill

Click on Photo to Watch MN House OK Immigrant Reporting Bill

Despite concerns that it would lead to racial profiling, the Minnesota State House approved a bill preventing cities from restricting their employees from sharing immigration data with federal authorities.

Supporters say the bill will help crack down on illegal immigration. Opponents said the bill takes away local control.

House Minority leader Paul Thissen (DFL) labeled the bill a time waster since a Senate version is not even close to passing. Minnesota’s Democratic Governor Mark Dayton would likely veto such legislation.

Jacob Wheeler

In addition to shooting videos for The UpTake, Jacob Wheeler is a contributing editor at the progressive political magazine In These Times, publishes the Glen Arbor Sun in his native Michigan, and authored "Between Light and Shadow," a recent book about the Guatemalan adoption industry. Wheeler's stories have appeared in such magazines as the Utne Reader, Earth Island Journal, Rotarian and Teaching Tolerance magazine, and newspapers including the San Francisco Chronicle and Christian Science Monitor. He speaks fluent Spanish, German and Danish.

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