Following Arizona's lead, Georgia has passed a law
requiring that all residents prove their citizenship before they can
register to vote. This is the most restrictive form of voter ID yet,
and it is far more restrictive than the photo ID requirements that have
been passed across the country. It has been enacted even though there
is no indication that non-citizen voting is a problem in the state; in
fact, Georgia election officials are confident that the current photo ID requirement is strict enough to prevent any problems from arising.
Just weeks before the end of the legislative session, rightwing lawmakers in Florida
are advancing omnibus legislation that progressive voting rights
advocates and legislators see as yet another scheme to reduce voter
turnout and manipulate election rules to the benefit of conservatives.
States across the country are proposing in-state college tuition rates for undocumented students, a move mirrored by Congress' proposed DREAM Act, which was re-introduced at the federal level on March 25th. Currently ten states allow undocumented immigrants to enroll in state colleges and universities under the cheaper in-state tuition rate category: California, Illinois, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, and Washington. In recent years, anti-immigrant legislators sought to modify or repeal laws providing access to in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants, though they've failed each time. This session, those efforts failed again in Utah and Nebraska. Kansas didn't even bring up repealing it.