Local civil rights groups blast Arizona-type immigration law in Nevada
A lawmaker out of Sparks, Nevada is introducing legislation that will mimic that of SB 1070. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) - A lawmaker out of Sparks, Nevada is introducing legislation that will mimic that of SB 1070.
The Nevada Legislature will consider this bill during its 2013 session, the same bill it rejected last year.
Assemblyman Ira Hansen says he doesn't feel he has the support he needs to pass it this time around but will continue to be dedicated to tackling illegal immigration in our state.
Local civil rights groups say this kind of legislation is not for Nevada.
"We opposed the bill in the last session of the legislature and we will oppose the bill in this session of the legislature, said Allen Lichtenstein, General Counsel for the ACLU.
Local Las Vegas resident Arthur Holloway feels the same, "If they're here illegally then you should straighten out your problems and then come back. Or straighten it out here. But we shouldn't start passing laws to alienate them."
After the U.S. Supreme Court decision on SB 1070 last week, Governor Brian Sandoval went on the record to say this kind of law isn't necessary in the State of Nevada.