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Washington Immigration Status for Employment or Public Benefits Measure, Initiative 1348 (2014)

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The Washington Immigration Status for Employment or Public Benefits Measure, Initiative 1348 is not on the November 4, 2014 ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the People. The measure would have required public and private employers and public agencies to verify identity and immigration status before providing employment or certain public benefits. It would also have imposed penalties for employing unauthorized aliens. Additionally, it would have required proof of citizenship or immigration status to obtain a driver's license or identity card, to run for office and to vote.[1]

Text of measure

Ballot title

The official ballot title read as follows:[1]

Initiative Measure No. 1348 concerns matters related to citizenship, identity, and immigration status.

This measure would enact requirements and sanctions regarding citizenship, identity, and immigration status, applicable to private and public employment, public benefits, criminal charges, voting, driver licenses, identity cards, and candidacy for public office.

Should this measure be enacted into law? Yes [ ] No [ ][2]

Ballot measure summary

The official ballot summary read as follows:[1]

This measure would require public and private employers and public agencies to verify identity and immigration status before providing employment or certain public benefits. It would impose sanctions for employing unauthorized aliens. Verification of citizenship or immigration status would be required upon certain criminal charges. Proof of citizenship or immigration status would be required to obtain driver’s licenses and identity cards, and to vote or run for office. Certain immigration-related reporting requirements would be imposed.[2]

Support

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Respect Washington was the main supporter of this measure. Initiative 1348's proposal was primarily sponsored by Craig Keller.[1][3]

Path to the ballot

See also: Laws governing the initiative process in Washington

Supporters were required to collect at least 246,372 valid signatures by July 3, 2014 in order to land the initiative on the ballot. No signatures were submitted by the prescribed deadline.[1]

See also

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Washington Secretary of State, "Proposed Initiatives to the People - 2014," accessed June 7, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  3. Respect Washington, "Home page," accessed June 7, 2014