South Carolina lawmakers, saying they were fed up with the inaction of the federal government to take up immigration reform, passed a bill to tighten immigration rules in the state. The state joins about 30 others that have considered anti-illegal immigration laws this year, the Charleston Post and Courier reported Wednesday.
Gov. Nikki Haley is expected to sign the bill, which the House passed Tuesday and the Senate had approved.
The cost to the state was a driving factor in the decision not to wait for Washington, D.C., to act, said Republicans who led the way.
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