Indiana set to adopt new immigration bill

Published: Feb. 24, 2011 at 1:37 AM EST|Updated: Mar. 2, 2011 at 5:00 AM EST
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Posted by Katharine Greene - email

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The Indiana Senate approved an Arizona style bill to crack down on illegal immigration in the hoosier state.

The republican-ruled Senate voted 31 to 18 on Tuesday for the bill, which would allow police officers to ask someone for proof of immigration status if they have a reasonable suspicion the person is in the country illegally.

Opponents said the bill will lead to racial profiling.

The bill still needs to be adopted by the state house of representatives.

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