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City rejects plan to track illegal workers

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By Brent Schanding

City officials agreed Tuesday to forego greater scrutiny of employers who hire undocumented workers, after critics said the plan could be redundant, unenforceable and unfriendly to businesses.

At a public workshop Tuesday Shelbyville City Council rejected the merits of a plan to crack down on I-9 enforcement by ensuring that all employers verify legal status of their workers. The plan had initially been considered as a "legal" means to curtail what some claim is a growing problem with illegal immigration here.


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