Monday, February 21, 2011
Friday was a disappointing day at the Capitol on the immigration front. H.B. 70, the Arizona copycat bill, passed out of the House of Representatives, with a vote of 58-15. H.B. 70, the enforcement-only, racial profiling bill, will now move to the Senate. Hopefully Utah Senators will be more aware of the dangers of this legislation and will move to block its progress in the Senate. We encourage all Utahns who oppose this bill to contact your Senators and tell them why they should vote no on H.B. 70. Our talking points and testimony on H.B. 70 can be found at www.acluutah.org.
The ACLU of Utah also testified in a committee hearing on Friday morning to urge members of the House Revenue and Taxation Committee to vote against a repeal on instate tuition for undocumented students, H.B. 191. Unfortunately, the committee voted to pass the measure out for debate on the House floor. Stay tuned for more information on this bill.