Missouri officials are both praising and condemning President Obama’s executive order today that halts deportation of teenage and young adult illegal immigrants.
Around 300 people rallied at the Missouri Capitol today to protest two bills backers say are designed to combat illegal immigration.
Rally leaders were especially critical of a Senate bill that would require all law officers to check the immigration status of those they stop, detain or arrest if they have a “reasonable suspicion” that they’re in the country illegally (SB 590). Vanessa Crawford is Executive Director of the group Missouri Immigrant and Refugee Advocates.
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