Kansas HB 2372 – AZ SB1070-Like Legislation

Section 1: Requires that all state and city governments, as well as government contractors and subcontractors, use e-verify, a federal employment eligibility verification program used by DHS in partnership with the Social Security Administration.

Section 2: "Show me your papers" section requiring law enforcement officers to determine the citizenship and immigration status of a person if "reasonable suspicion" exists that the person is unlawfully present in the U.S.

Section 3: "Aiding and Abetting" section making it a crime to harbor or transport anyone unlawfully present in the U.S or encouraging a person to enter the U.S. unlawfully. Punishable by class A misdemeanor to level 8, person felony.

Section 4: Requires the Kansas Attorney General to enter into a cooperative agreement with DHS to allow performance of immigration officer functions by state officers and employees.

Section 5: No person unlawfully present in the U.S. shall receive any state or local public benefits. This includes but is not limited to: "any grant, contract, loan or commercial or professional license provided by an agency of state or local government, or any retirement, welfare, health, disability, housing, food assistance or unemployment benefit."

Section 6: Makes is unlawful to fail to complete or carry immigration documentation when unlawfully present in the U.S. punishable by a class C misdemeanor and $100 fine.

Section 7: Any section of this bill that is found to be unconstitutional shall be stricken from the law and all other sections will remain intact and valid.

Section 8: Knowingly manufacturing or selling falsified identification a felony.

Section 9: Any person charged with a crime and unable to prove citizenship will have their immigration status verified. If verified as unlawfully present, then will be presumed to be at risk of flight.

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