Sun 10 Feb 2008
As the Ct General Assembly starts its short session this year, it is always of interest to see what the Legislators are asking for from the Office of Legislative Research. The 2008 OLR Report on Major Issues was released around Feb 6, 2008. The link to the full report can be found at: http://www.cga.ct.gov/2008/rpt/pdf/2008-R-0022.pdf (or visit the OLR website at http://www.cga.ct.gov/olr/). The section on Immigration reports and links is pasted below:
The National Council of State Legislatures has been tracking the states’ immigration-related legislation for several years now. It reports that in 2007 approximately 1,600 bills were introduced; 244 became law. In Connecticut’s 2007 regular and special sessions, legislators introduced bills that addressed immigrant education (the governor vetoed PA 07-135, which made qualified, undocumented immigrants eligible for in-state college tuition rates), public assistance, and citizenship education.
It is likely that this trend will continue in the 2008 session.
• Read OLR’s summary of the vetoed act: 07-135
• Read OLR’s reports:
“The Department of Correction and Immigration” 2007-R-0706
“PRWORA’s Immigrant Provisions” 2007-R-0705
“The Real ID Act, Driver’s Licenses, and Related Applications” 2007-R-0659
“State Versus Federal Power to Regulate Immigration” 2007-R-0620
“Public School and Social Services for Non-Citizens” 2007-R-0512
“Proof of Citizenship and Medicaid Eligibility” 2007-R-0387
“Undocumented Immigrants at the State’s Public Colleges” 2007-R-0258