Ok the heinous bill proposed by Will Kraus that would require schools to check immigration status among other things is coming up for hearing very soon. The hearing has been scheduled for SB 590, the Alabama copy-cat bill that would force schools to report the immigration status of their students and parents, require police to check for papers at all stops, and require the arrest of individuals “suspected” of being undocumented. This legislation has been a disaster in states where it has already passed, and we cannot allow it to become law in Missouri.
The hearing is scheduled for 3pm on Tuesday, January 17 in the Senate General Laws Committee. It is very important that we have as many people as possible testify against this bill. If you or someone from your organization can be in Jefferson City to testify, please let me know ASAP. We will help prepare you before hand, and if necessary, we may be able to line up some car pools. If you cannot make it, please consider sending written testimony that we may turn in on your behalf. You can email me directly your comments if you cannot appear personally. Please include your name and address and if you are speaking on behalf of an organization please include the name and address of the organization and your position, if any. i am planning on appearing to testify against this live. Also let me know if you are interested in appearing live, even if you do not want to testify, a full hearing room with people who are against the bill is important too.