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Mont. seeks to deal with illegal immigration issue

March 14, 2009

The Montana Senate backed a tax crackdown on businesses who hire illegal immigrants, saying such companies currently get an unfair advantage.

The bill, which would prohibit companies from taking expense deductions for such workers, was endorsed 32-17 in an initial vote Thursday.

The sponsor, Republican Sen. Gary Perry of Manhattan, said the bill might not stop companies from breaking the law – but it makes sure they will pay more if caught.

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