Missouri Immigrant and Refugee Advocates http://kbia.org en Mo. House Committee Considers Bill To Revoke Public Assistance To Some Immigrants http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-committee-considers-bill-revoke-public-assistance-some-immigrants <a href="http://house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB765&#38;year=2013&#38;code=R">Legislation that would repeal public assistance for some immigrants </a>is being considered by a <a href="http://house.mo.gov/">Missouri House</a> committee.<p>Under current law, people whose immigration status is unverified can still receive state and local public benefits for up to 90 days while they try and obtain proper documentation.&#160; That provision would be eliminated under a bill sponsored by&#160;<a href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?year=2013&#38;district=057">State Representative&#160;Wanda Bro Mon, 15 Apr 2013 13:12:43 +0000 Marshall Griffin 32045 at http://kbia.org Mo. House Committee Considers Bill To Revoke Public Assistance To Some Immigrants Mo. immigrant advocacy groups on Arizona's mostly-nixed law http://kbia.org/post/mo-immigrant-advocacy-groups-arizonas-mostly-nixed-law Immigrant advocacy groups in Missouri say that while they are pleased the US Supreme Court <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/supreme-court-strikes-down-key-provisions-arizona-immigration-law">struck down </a>most of a controversial Arizona immigration policy, they remain concerned about a provision that had the support of the justices.<p>The five-to-three ruling on Monday allowed Arizona law enforcement officials to check the papers of anyone they suspect is in the country illegally. Opponents say that will lead to biased policing.<p>St. Wed, 27 Jun 2012 21:48:28 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 16621 at http://kbia.org Mo. immigrant advocacy groups on Arizona's mostly-nixed law