Immigration enforcement law passed in Mississippi
The Mississippi members of the House of Representatives have decided to pass an immigration enforcement bill that has similarities to Arizona's controversial legislation, Fox News reports.
According to the news provider, the law would enable authorities to check the immigration statuses of those pulled over in traffic stops if they are suspected to be in the country illegally.
After a brief explanation, the bill passed the House by a vote of 77-40, which follows a 34-15 vote in the Senate just nine days earlier, the news provider said.
Tatiana McDonald, who hails from Colombia but is now a legal U.S. resident, told Fox News that the new legislation could lead to Hispanics becoming the target of racial profiling.
"This is horrible. This is shameful," she said recently on the steps of the Mississippi Capitol.
Despite this stricter legislation, foreigners still have options to obtain U.S. green card eligibility, including the federal EB-5 visa program. Through this program, foreign nationals can receive the eligibility by investing $1 million (or $500,000 in some areas) in an American company or project that either creates or maintains at least 10 full-time jobs.