MO Lawmarkers Debate Immigration Reform
Lawmakers discussed a bill about illegal immigrants, including penalties for illegal immigrants in Missouri.
Some sections include penalizing employers and denying public assistance to illegal immigrants. St. Louis Democratic Rep. Robin Wright-Jones said there won't be a decision soon on the bill
"This is going to be a long-term issue,," she said. "We cannot finish it this morning. We cannot finish it this afternoon. We cannot finish it for this session. We need to have an interim committee across the next six months. We need to have a report, and then we need to think about what the legislation will look like."
Missouri wants its immigration guidelines to follow federal guidelines.