Of the 25 individuals, 23 had been convicted of crimes in the U.S. including drugs, fraud and domestic violence.
Most testimony at the meeting had a common theme: immigration policy is best handled at the federal level.
A state Senate fiscal analysis estimates illegal immigration costs the state up to $130 million a year.
The committee is tasked with studying issues related to illegal immigration.
The Indiana ACLU says immigration is a federal, not state matter.
The bill requires employers who contract with or receive grants from the state to verify their employees’ legal status.
The state's $28 billion budget is on its way to the governor for his signature.
Proof of citizenship, English-only documents are stripped from bill.
Republican leaders have expressed concerns over its effects.
Opponents say the bill could lead to legalized racial profiling of Indiana's Hispanic population.