Bill Would Impose New Requirements For Migrant Workers

A bill being considered in the Missouri House would create new requirements for immigrant workers. The proposal from Republican Jim Murphy of St. Louis County requires private employers to verify the eligibility of every worker hired after the business enrolls in the federal work authorization program. Murphy’s bill adds private employers to the list as public employers are already required to enroll. He tells a house committee that this sets up a registry within the state where workers register…

Violations would include a 120-day license suspension for the business and subsequent violations would be a class D felony.