Jay’s been a leader in Jefferson City in supporting and helping to pass illegal immigration laws that are some of the strongest in the country. Jay is proud to have been a part of those efforts, but he believes continued diligence is required to protect the safety of our citizens.
Through Jay’s efforts those unlawfully in the United States are prohibited from receiving state or local public benefits, and all citizens are required to take the Missouri driver’s license examinations in English so that the applicant can demonstrate his or her ability to sufficiently understand highway traffic signs and safety warnings.
Business entities and employers are prohibited from knowingly employing, hiring, or continuing to employ illegal aliens in Missouri. E-Verify is required for all public employers and business entities receiving a state contract or grant in excess of $5,000, a state-administered tax credit, tax abatement, or loan from the state.
In 2008, Jay helped lead to passage a measure that requires the Missouri Highway Patrol and other law enforcement officials to verify the immigration status of any person arrested, and inform federal authorities if the person is found to be here illegally.
The Missouri Department of Revenue is prohibited from issuing driver’s licenses to illegal aliens and persons who cannot prove lawful presence in the United States.
In 2009, Jay helped win passage of a measure that protects Missouri taxpayers by ensuring Missouri’s public institutions of higher education do not award financial aid to individuals who are here illegally.