Oklahoma lawmakers will study state ‘green cards’ for illegal immigrants

An interim study committee of the Legislature will look for ways Oklahoma can provide a work permit for illegal immigrants in the state.

“This is not to go to citizenship at all,” said state Rep. Danny Williams, R-Seminole, who is one of four lawmakers that requested the study. “This is just looking at a way to have them be able to work, pay their taxes and protect their families from worrying about being sent back to their home country.”

Williams said federal immigration polices are not working very well. Oklahoma could be first to address immigration on a state level, he said.

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