LISA BUCHMEIER
Courthouse News Service
May 25, 2011

A Republican Assemblyman this week introduced an immigration bill that will require residents to carry identification. Failure to do so would allow police to arrest and hold them for 48 hours if officers have a “reasonable suspicion” that the person is undocumented.

If proof of legal presence in Wisconsin is not provided within that time, the person is to be sent to a federal jail for deportation.

If a person is convicted of a crime and has no proof of residency, the deportation process is to begin upon release from jail.

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