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Nebraska bill would require employers to verify immigration status

Posted at 6:43 AM, Feb 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-22 08:02:20-05

A national debate comes straight to the capital of Nebraska: immigration.

In Lincoln, state lawmakers will host a public hearing on LB 165 which could require employers to verify the immigration status of their workers.

The Heartland Workers Center will be one of the groups pushing back against the measure.

State Sen. Tom Brewer introduced the bill earlier this year.

Both public and private companies would be required to check the immigration status of all employees using the E-Verify system.

KMTV spoke to people who say they're fearful of President Donald Trump's new executive order, which would allow U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to partner with willing and qualified police departments to detain people breaking immigration laws.

Later Wednesday, the Heartland Workers Center will host an immigration rights workshop at 6 p.m., located at 4923 S. 24th Street, Suite 3A.

For more information on the workshop, click here.