Bill Punishes Firms That Hire Illegal Immigrants

 Resize text         Printer-friendly version of this article Printer-friendly version of this article

Companies that hire illegal immigrants would be ineligible for tax breaks and government contracts under a bill being considered by the Wisconsin Senate on Thursday.

The bill was introduced last month with bipartisan support. But a coalition of business interests, including those representing the state's powerful dairy and manufacturing industries, are lobbying against it.

Under the measure, any company that has hired illegal immigrants would be ineligible for income or franchise tax credits or property tax exemptions for 7 years. They would also be ineligible to receive state and local government contracts during that period.

If the measure passes the Senate, the Assembly would need to approve it later Thursday, the final day of the session.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.



Comments (0) Leave a comment 

Name
e-Mail (required)
Location

Comment:

characters left


8560 4WD Shuttle

Built for Performance. Modern looking 83 hp workhorse with rugged, cast-iron chassis that provides more weight – resulting in more ... Read More

View all Products in this segment

View All Buyers Guides

)
Feedback Form
Leads to Insight