House Panel Begins Reworking Immigration Measure

By: AP
By: AP

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ The House Federal and State Affairs Committee began reworking an illegal immigration bill with plans to vote on a final version Wednesday.

The committee took no action Monday. But members talked about doing away with a proposal to immediately require employers to use a federal database to verify whether prospective employees were in the country legally. That section was strongly opposed by the business community.

The committee is considering delaying until 2010 the mandate on businesses to use the system. Backers say that would enhance the
bill's chances of passage.

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