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February 9, 2011

NEW: Indiana attorney general says immigration for feds

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s attorney general has reservations about a proposal that a legislator says would lead to an Arizona-style crackdown on illegal immigration in the state.

Republican Attorney General Greg Zoeller joined business, religious and other leaders today at a Statehouse event announcing support for what they called rational immigration reform principles.

That event was just hours before a scheduled state Senate hearing on a bill that would require police to ask for proof of citizenship or immigration status if officers had a reasonable suspicion that a person is illegally in the country. It also threatens the licenses of businesses who knowingly hire illegal immigrants.  

Zoeller says he understands frustration over illegal immigration, but that the state shouldn’t try to assume authority over what is a federal responsibility.

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