Lawmaker wants Arizona-style immigration laws in Maine

Posted Jan. 27, 2011, at 10:20 a.m.
Last modified Jan. 27, 2011, at 12:47 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — The Legislature will soon join more than a half-dozen states debating the merits of an anti-illegal immigration bill modeled after the controversial Arizona law.

Rep. Kathleen Chase, R-Wells, has submitted a bill request that would require immigrants to carry their alien registration documents at all times and would allow local law enforcement agencies to ask whether the individuals are in the United States illegally. Chase said the bill was similar to the so-called “show-me-your-papers” Arizona law.

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