MS illegal immigration law set to enter second phase

By Danielle Thomas - bio | email

BILOX, MS (WLOX) - A Mississippi law passed to curb illegal immigration is about to enter a second phase. Last year the state made it a felony for anyone not in the country legally to accept a job in Mississippi.

When the law went into effect in July 2008, it also mandated that all companies with 250 or more employees use the federal E-Verification system to check immigration status when hiring workers.

Starting Wednesday, companies with at least 100 employees will also be required to use the E-Verification system.

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