The State of Indiana passed a significant immigration law that has already been challenged by the ACLU. As of July 1, 2011, the Indiana businesses will be subject to the following:
- Prohibited from deducting expenses for undocumented workers where the business knowlingly hires that worker
- State and local government contractors must attest to the agencies that they do not employ undocumented workers
- State and local government contractors (for grants exceeding $1,000) must register and use E-Verify, the federal program which verifies the employment authorization of new hires.
- Are subject to termination of public contracts without penalty if the business knowlingly employs undocumented workers
Additionally, the law makes foreign consulate issued identification cards unusable as a valid method of identification in the state.