Missouri has increased its presence in the immigration regulation arena as the state’s Governor, Matt Blunt, signed new immigration legislation into law. Under the new law, individuals applying for public benefits (e.g., housing, food stamps) in Missouri will need to present proof of their U.S. citizenship. Additionally, the state’s Highway Patrol agents will be receiving special federal immigration training and cities would stand to lose state grants and other aid for non-cooperation with federal immigration authorities. Also, the state’s commercial driver’s license tests would be given in English only, with no translation assistance provided. Missouri has stopped just a step short from requiring state-wide adoption of the federal E-Verify program, but the new law authorizes fines of up to $50,000 for a business with at least five employees performing public work that “misclassifies” workers as contractors.