Wis. rep proposes Arizona-style immigration bill
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A state Republican legislator has introduced a bill that would mirror some of the tough enforcement measures of Arizona's controversial immigration bill.
The legislation introduced by Rep. Don Pridemore of Hartford would force local law enforcement to ask those stopped for civil or criminal violations for proof of citizenship or legal immigration status. Those who fail to provide proper identification must be handed over to a U.S. immigration or border patrol agency.
Pridemore planned to introduce the bill earlier but said he wanted to revise the bill to make sure it did not promote racial profiling. Opponents argue the bill would do that regardless of the new language.
The bill would also fine municipalities and counties $500 a day if they refuse to comply with the law.