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    Ohio Focus Campaign

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    Mission: Encourage passage of HB 308, which is modeled after the Oklahoma Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act 2007. Encourage passage of SB 260, which is before the Senate State and Local Government and Veterans Affairs Committee, that would give local law enforcement the authority to help investigate and enforce federal immigration laws.

    Task: Call and E-mail all members of the House of Representatives, Senators and members of the Sate and Local Government and Veterans Affairs Committee

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    To the Honorable Senator ________ ,

    I'm writing / calling to ask Representative ____ to please support SB 260 We need the State of Ohio to enforce immigration laws they refuse to enforce in DC. Please approve of this bill, which is similar to the Oklahoma Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act of 2008 that will require verification of immigration status of persons who are not United States citizens and punish "contractors who fail to document such verification, and to restrict the employment, transport, post-secondary education benefits, driver's licenses and identification cards, and receipt of public benefits of persons who are not legal residents of the United States". Ohio must take action against companies that unscrupulously hire illegal aliens, if we are to protect Americans from the negative impacts of crimes like illegal immigration and all of the associated criminal activity.


    Subject line: SB 260 Local Enforcement of Immigration Laws

    To the Honorable Senator ________ ,

    I'm writing / calling to ask Senator ____ to please support SB 260, which is before the Senate State and Local Government and Veterans Affairs Committee, that would give local law enforcement the authority to help investigate and enforce federal immigration laws. We need the State of Ohio to enforce immigration laws they refuse to enforce in DC. Senator, please protect Ohio from the negative impacts of crimes like illegal immigration and all of the associated criminal activity.


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    HB308

    Require in specified situations the verification of immigration status of persons who are not United States citizens, to impose state income taxes at a rate of six per cent per annum on the compensation of specified independent contractors who fail to document such verification, and to restrict the employment, transport, post-secondary education benefits, driver's licenses and identification cards, and receipt of public benefits of persons who are not legal residents of the United States.

    SB260

    Provide that a board of county commissioners may direct a sheriff to take custody of persons who are being detained for deportation or who are charged with civil violations of immigration law and to expressly authorize state and local employees and county sheriffs to render assistance to federal immigration officials in the investigation and enforcement of federal immigration law.
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    COLUMBUS — The Ohio Senate has approved two immigration proposals sponsored by state Sen. Gary Cates, R-West Chester Twp.

    Senate Concurrent Resolution 16 and Senate Bill 260 seek to reduce the strain illegal immigration has placed on local, state and federal resources, while establishing the opportunity for a key partnership between the federal government and local law enforcement to detain those who have violated immigration laws, according to Cates' office.


    SB 260 would grant local law enforcement additional tools to help federal officials enforce the law and deal with the challenges that illegal immigration poses for local governments. Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones and Butler County Prosecutor Robin Piper testified for the bill in January.

    SB 260 would authorize a county sheriff, upon the request of federal immigration officials, to also assist in the investigation and apprehension of illegal aliens who violate civil provisions of the law.

    SCR 16 urges the president and Congress "to secure our nation's borders and to aggressively enforce all existing federal immigration laws." SCR 16 will now move to the Ohio House.

    http://www.middletownjournal.com/hp/con ... rbill.html

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    SB 260

    HAMILTON — A proposed law to crack down on illegal immigration would require every Ohio resident to show proof of citizenship or valid travel papers next time they register a car.

    State Rep. Courtney Combs, R-Hamilton, introduced the bill Tuesday, April 22. He said he's responding to a March 14 raid on three Hamilton car dealerships that has left nine people charged with helping undocumented workers illegally purchase and register their cars with fake identification.


    In addition to a driver's license and social security card, the bill would require drivers to present a birth certificate or other proof of citizenship, or a green card, visa or other proof they're legally in the country, to register their vehicles.

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    English-only business law clears Ohio House
    A Senate bill allowing sheriffs to help enforce illegal immigration heads to House, which passed an English language bill.

    By By Josh Sweigart
    Staff Writer

    Saturday, May 31, 2008

    HAMILTON
    — Local minority groups are joining together in opposition to proposed state legislation they say drives a wedge between government and the immigrant community.

    In a joint news conference Friday, May 30, the local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund and the League of United Latin American Citizens railed against the two bills in the state House and Senate.

    The Senate unanimously passed its bill, sponsored by Sen. Gary Cates, R-West Chester Twp. It would allow county sheriffs to assist in enforcing federal immigration laws at the request of federal officials.
    Opponents say the bill would distract deputies from their current duties, seed mistrust of law enforcement in immigrant communities and could lead to racial profiling.

    "I would prefer just to have the federal people enforcing the law as it is now," said Gary Hines, NAACP director in Butler County.

    "These are groups that are engaged in fear-mongering and spreading lies about the bill," Cates said. "We're trying to get a handle on illegal immigration."

    The House bill, sponsored by Rep. Bob Mecklenborg, R-Green Twp., requires Ohio government do its business in English — though it allows for exceptions.

    Rep. Courtney Combs, R-Hamilton, supported the bill, which made it through the House on a party-line vote.

    "I believe we as a community are better off if we can communicate," he said.

    Gov. Ted Strickland has said he'll veto Mecklenborg's bill if it gets through the Senate.

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    SB260.......Enforcement


    Ohio House debates state immigration bill
    Ann Koblenzer
    Issue date: 4/25/08 Section: Community

    Ohio police departments may soon be more in-line with the nationwide effort to apprehend and hold illegal immigrants.

    The Ohio House of Representatives began deliberation on Senate Bill 260 Tuesday. The bill will allow local sheriffs to apprehend and hold illegal immigrants. Currently, the law does not allow sheriffs to do so.

    The bill was passed in the Ohio Senate April 16, and originally presented to the Senate by Senator Gary Cates (R-West Chester), according to Cates's spokesperson Sarah Spence.

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    Ohio Has Many Bills Introduced, Finally!!

    House Bill 308, introduced by state Rep. Courtney E. Combs, a Republican from Butler County, is one of five bills pending that would turn up the heat on immigrants living, working and passing through Ohio illegally. It's modeled on Oklahoma's immigration law, which took effect last fall. Here's a snapshot of its key proposals:
    • Bans transportation of illegal immigrants. Buses and taxis are exempted. Violators can spend at least a year in jail.
    • Requires sheriffs to verify the citizenship status of immigrants jailed on felony or drunken-driving charges.
    • Requires public agencies and subcontractors to check Social Security numbers of every employee through the federal employment verification system.
    • Bans public assistance to illegal immigrants over the age of 13, except for emergency medical care, immunizations, treatment for a communicable disease and disaster relief.
    • Forbids colleges - public and private - from providing scholarships, financial aid, grants, loans or tuition discounts to illegal immigrants.
    OTHER PENDING BILLS:
    • House Bill 409 would require all commercial driving tests to be taken in English.
    • House Bill 477 would require all public agencies in Ohio to conduct business in English.
    • House Bill 541 would require proof of legal status to register a vehicle.
    • Senate Bill 260 would give local law-enforcement officers authority to enforce federal immigration laws.
    • Source: Ohio Legislative Service Commission

    We need people to contact representitives to get these moving!!!!!!!
    "What will you do without freedom"

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    Progress!

    SB260 and HB308 Approved and under consideration in the House State Government.


    October 7, 2008



    Dear Mr. Williams:



    Thank you for your letter regarding Senate Bill 260 which would allow state and local law enforcement personnel to assist federal officials in the enforcement of federal immigration law. I appreciate the opportunity to respond.



    Senate Bill 260 was passed by the Ohio Senate and is currently under consideration in the House State Government and Elections Committee. Unfortunately, I am not a member of this committee. I will keep your support for this proposal in mind should the bill be favorably recommended by the committee and be brought up for consideration on the House floor. I have co-sponsored legislation that establishes English as the official language to be used in state business and I am supportive of measures that will help uphold the law in Ohio.



    In your letter you also mention the verification of citizenship before public benefits are received and companies that hire illegal aliens. These issues are actually being addressed through House Bill 308. This bill is also currently pending in the House State Government and Elections Committee and I will keep your support for this proposal in mind also.



    Once again, thank you for your letter. I appreciate your thoughts and always welcome your input.



    Sincerely,

    Jay Hottinger

    State Representative

    71st House District
    "What will you do without freedom"

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