Committee to Vote on 10 Immigration Bills today

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – An Alabama House committee plans to vote Thursday on 10 bills aimed at controlling illegal immigration in Alabama.

Members of the House Judiciary Committee listened for a couple of hours Wednesday to arguments for and against the immigration bills. The legislation includes a bill to prohibit the state from offering incentives to new companies coming into Alabama if they employ illegal immigrants. Another bill would require proof of legal residency before a person could receive public benefits.

The committee chairman, Democratic Rep. Marcel Black of Tuscumbia, said the committee would meet at 9 a.m. Thursday and vote on each bill.