Republican Rep. Luke Messer is pushing Congress to eliminate tax credits for people living in the country illegally.
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.