IMMIGRATION – States findings of the Legislature and requests the President of the United States and the Senate and the House of Representatives of the United States take action with all deliberate speed to adopt and implement targeted immigration reform.

RS30626 / SJM101

The Federal government controls immigration, naturalization and entry to the United States. The Federal government has failed to meet its responsibility to secure our Nation, at and within its borders, and has failed to provide a guestworker Visa program that can meet the labor demands of domestic business, particularly as relates to year-round agriculture, construction, food processing, manufacturing and hospitality industries. This Memorial expresses the desire of Idaho citizens and business that the Federal immigration system be modernized to secure the border, to provide for a legal workforce of guestworkers, and asks that Idaho’s delegation become National leaders on this topic.

There is no impact to the general fund nor local government.

Bill Events
Date Description
03/10 Introduced; read first time; referred to JR for Printing
03/13 Reported Printed; referred to 10th order; held one legislative day
03/16 Read in full – ADOPTED - 25-10-0
AYES – Adams, Anthon, Bernt, Burtenshaw, Cook, Den Hartog, Grow, Guthrie, Harris, Hart, Hartgen, Just, Lakey, Lee, Lent, Rabe, Ricks, Ruchti, Schroeder, Semmelroth, Taylor, VanOrden, Ward-Engelking, Winder, Wintrow
NAYS – Bjerke, Carlson, Foreman, Herndon, Lenney, Nichols, Okuniewicz, Toews, Trakel, Zuiderveld
Absent and excused – None
Floor Sponsor - Guthrie
Title apvd - to House
03/17 Received from the Senate, Filed for First Reading
Read First Time, Referred to Agricultural Affairs