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.
Monroe County officials passed a resolution in opposition to Indiana Senate bill 590, a bill similar to Arizona's which cracks down on illegal immigration.
Indiana law enforcement officials may soon be able to stop people purely on suspicion of being illegal aliens.