A new National Conference of State Legislatures report says that state lawmakers introduced 1,562 immigration bills in 2007, 240 of which were enacted. In 2008’s first quarter, more than 1,100 state immigration bills were proposed. NCSL Executive Director William Pound says states are responding to a need that has not been addressed nationally. “Congress needs to act to fix the dysfunctional immigrant system,” he says.
Immigration: States Acting in Absence of New Federal Law
April 30, 2008