Politics & Government

May 20, 2010

S.C. considering Arizona-style immigration law

A South Carolina state Senate subcommittee meets this morning to discuss a bill that would empower local police to check the immigration status of anyone they stop or detain. However, it's too late in the legislative session for the bill, which mimics Arizona's controversial law, to become state law this year. That leads critics and political watchers to believe today's meeting is more about political theater than creating a new law.

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