OKLAHOMA CITY A spokesman for Governor Henry says the governor will study the final version of an immigration bill before deciding whether to sign it into law or veto it. Supporters of the bill say the measure would save the state up to 200 (m) million dollars a year.
It would deny jobs and public benefits to illegal immigrants and targets businesses which knowingly hire illegal immigrants.
The bill is sponsored by Representative Randy Terrill who says it will also limit state driver's licenses and identity cards to citizens and legal immigrants. And it requires state and local agencies to verify the citizenship and immigration status of applicants for state or local benefits.
Now, I fully expect that if Henry does sign this bill, some federal judge will declare the law "unconstitutional." Still, at the least the Oklahoma legislators are trying.