Michigan expected to stiffen fines for illegal hires

LANSING Mich. Michigan’s House of Representatives is expected to introduce a bill that would levy fines of up to $250,000 on restaurateurs or other employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants. The measure also would prescribe prison sentences of up to five years for repeat offenders.

The proposal would make Michigan one of about 20 states that have passed laws this year to address the employment of undocumented workers. The restaurant industry is believed to

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