Pennsylvania Illegal Immigration Bill Would Be As Strict As Arizonas

11.02.11 | Sarah Harnisch

A series of bills in Pennsylvania would crack down strongly on undocumented immigrants. They were introduced yesterday, and are called the "National Security Starts At Home" package. This is what would be required: verification of legal status for anyone 18 or older applying for welfare or food stamps, employers seeking state work using the federal e-verify database to authenticate their employee's social security numbers, and it would allow police to verify a person's immigration status if they're stopped for a crime and suspected of being in the country illegally. Estimates are that the state of Pennsylvania spends 1.4 billion dollars a year to care for people who are here illegally.