Oklahoma Senate approves legislation targeting undocumented workers

[JURIST] The Oklahoma Senate [official website] on Wednesday approved HB 1446 [materials], a bill creating a criminal penalty for undocumented workers who hold jobs and criminalizing the transportation of those workers into the state. The bill, written by Representative George Faught (R) and Senator Ron Justice (R) [official profiles], makes it a misdemeanor for undocumented immigrants to hold jobs or apply for jobs in the state. In addition to criminalizing certain actions in relation to immigration status, the bill gives…

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