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    Update 3/3/09

    Lawmakers won’t consider barring in-state tuition for illegal immigrants

    By Anna Jo Bratton The Associated PressSunday, Mar 01, 2009 - 01:02:42 am CST

    LINCOLN -- Nebraska lawmakers this year won’t consider a measure to bar in-state tuition for some illegal immigrants.

    On Friday, Sen. Charlie Janssen withdrew his amendment to a bill (LB403) meant to curb illegal immigration by checking people’s identity when they’re hired for some jobs and when they apply for state benefits.

    Speaker Mike Flood had said Janssen’s amendment needed a public hearing because it made a substantial change to the original bill.

    A hearing was scheduled for the amendment, which is unusual.

    But other lawmakers complained that Janssen’s amendment was getting special treatment, even though Flood said the compromise didn’t break the rules and wasn’t unprecedented.
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    part of article from above link:

    The bill (LB403) has undergone many changes. As it stands, it would require state and local agencies verify the legal status of anyone trying to collect public benefits, including food stamps, unemployment, welfare and retirement. It would not overturn a law that lets some children of illegal immigrants pay in-state tuition to attend a state college or university.

    The bill also would require public employers and contractors to check their employees’ legal status once hired, using a federal Internet-based system called E-Verify.
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    Petition drive on illegals succeeds in Fremont NE


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    Update on LB403

    On March 26th, 2009

    The Unicameral advanced LB403 with 32 votes.

    While the bill has been watered down it still includes E-Verify, Save, and prevents businesses from getting tax incentes if caught knowingly hiring Illegal Aliens. Note: LR9 the 287(g) didn't even make it out of committee.

    We are keeping up the pressure, but it looks like this is going to pass.

    Thank you everyone for your calls/emails supporting this legislation.

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    Immigration Bill Marches On
    One step forward, two steps back

    by Bryan Cohen

    Nebraska came one step closer to passing a law targeting illegal immigration, a feat that could be accomplished in the upcoming weeks.

    State senators advanced LB403 to the final round of consideration March 26, despite several senators saying it would do nothing to solve the problems of illegal immigration. Sen. Ken Harr of Lincoln called the bill a “hollow promise.

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    Published Friday April 3, 2009
    Legislature OKs illegal immigration bill
    BY PAUL HAMMEL
    WORLD-HERALD BUREAU

    LINCOLN – The Legislature gave final approval to several bills Friday, including measures aimed at blocking public benefits for illegal immigrants and providing compensation for people wrongly imprisoned for crimes.

    The immigration measure, Legislative Bill 403, grew out of a year-long study of the issues surrounding illegal immigrants.

    The bill will require state and local government agencies to electronically verify the immigration status of those seeking public benefits or those performing contract work.

    Proponents say it will prevent illegal immigrants from seeking, and receiving, things like food stamps and tighten up requirements for construction firms and others doing business with the state.

    Opponents maintained that provisions of LB 403 are already in law, and that public benefits that people complain about most – including K-12 education and emergency medical care at hospitals – are unaffected by the bill. Private employers, unless they’re doing business with the state, are also unaffected.

    A debate on one controversial issue was put off until next year -- whether to repeal Nebraska’s law that allows in-state tuition rates for children of illegal immigrants who are seeking to become citizens.

    LB 403, introduced by Wilber Sen. Russ Karpisek, was passed on a 44-0 vote, and now awaits a signature by Gov. Heineman to make it law.

    The prison compensation bill was changed radically during debate by senators.

    LB 260, introduced by Tekamah Sen. Kent Rogert, was prompted by the exoneration’s of six people in the 1985 murder of an elderly Beatrice, Neb., woman.

    DNA tests, not available at the time of the murder, identified a now-deceased Oklahoma City, Okla., man as the man who raped and murdered Helen Wilson.

    Initially, LB 260 would have provided a minimum of $50,000 a year for each year spent wrongfully in prison, as well as other funds for housing, health care and college studies.

    The final version capped compensation at a total of $500,000 and requires those seeking it to prove in court that they are innocent.

    Representatives of a national group that helps the wrongfully convicted, the Innocence Project, criticized the amended LB 260 as woefully inadequate to repair the damage of spending years in prison for crimes a person did not commit.

    Also given final approval ws LB 110, which sets up new guidelines for establishing specialty license plates.

    College booster clubs and other groups would have to demonstrate demand of at least 500 people for the state to establish a new specialty plate. The cost of a seven-letter prestige plate would rise from $30 to $40 under the bill.
    http://www.omaha.com/index.php?u_page=2 ... d=10602119

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    Update 5/15.09

    GOV. HEINEMAN SIGNS BILL PROHIBITING ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS FROM RECEIVING BENEFITS

    US State News
    May 15, 2009 Friday 5:15 PM EST

    LINCOLN, Neb., April 8 -- Gov. Dave Heineman, R-Neb., issued the following press release:

    Gov. Dave Heineman today signed LB 403 into law. The bill prohibits illegal immigrants from receiving state and local benefits by requiring state and local governments to verify that any person applying for benefits is in the United States legally.
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