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Dear Mrs. Bischoff,
Hi, I am a 7th grader at Nagle Middle School and read your review in the Dayton Daily News, it was called "Ohio Senate Votes to Toughen Immigration Laws Enforcement." In my social study class we are doing a project and I was wondering if you could answer a few questions for me.
1) Do you think that the laws will get passed or not get passed?
2) Do you feel that the laws need to be passed?
3) If the laws get passed how many people wll have to leave Ohio and if they do how many jobs will get opened up?
Thank you so much for your time.

Amy Ballitch
7th grader at Nagle Middle School

Thanks for writing.
Here is a quick civics lesson: Ohio has a bicameral legislature that meets in two-year sessions to consider bills. Legislation doesn’t become law until both the Ohio House and the Ohio Senate adopt the same version of a bill and the governor either signs it into law or let’s the bill become law without his signature. Any bills that do not pass before the end of the two-year legislative session die.
Ohio began a new legislative session in January.
Last legislative session, the Senate was controlled by Republicans and the House was controlled by Democrats. I’m pretty sure the House Democrats did not take up the immigration bills. You can double check by searching at the Ohio Legislative Service Commission web site.
This new legislative session, the House and Senate are both GOP-controlled so you might want to check with the sponsor of the bills to see if he will be re-introducing them.
I have no idea how many undocumented workers are in Ohio, how many would leave or how many jobs would open if the state adopted such laws.


Laura A. Bischoff
Staff Writer
Columbus Bureau
Dayton Daily News

Mrs. Benschoten,
Hi, I am a 7th grader at Nagle Middle School and read your article called "Immigration Issue Gathers Steam in Frankfort." In my social study we are learning about roman and I got assigned talking about slavery and my teacher said to look up immigration and I was looking at articles and found yours and was wondering if you could answer some questions for me.
1) How many illegal immigrate do you think have job right now in the USA?
2) Did any of the people that were protesting get arrested?
3) Do you personal want to have the law passed?
4) Do you think that if the immigration law gets passed in every state that immigrate will still come back in to the USA?
Thank you so much for your time. I understand if you are to busy to answer the questions. Thank you.

Amy Ballitch
7th grader
Nagle Middle School

Amy- I'd be happy to help!
1) The national Pew Hispanic Center estimates there are about 11.1 million illegal immigrants in the U.S, and that 67 percent of them (7.366 million) have jobs. 2) None of the people who were protesting at the Kentucky State Capitol were arrested. (There is usually at least one rally or protest at the Capitol every day while the state legislature is in session, and people come for a variety of issues.)
3) I don't have any personal feeling about the proposed law. My job as a reporter is to tell people what is going on as fairly and accurately as I can.
4) It's hard to say if the law would stop illegal immigration. People immigrate to the U.S. mostly for the jobs and for a better opportunity for their families, and I'm not sure if a law like this would stop that from happening. Please let me know if you need anything else, and good luck!
Amanda Van Benschoten
The Kentucky Enquirer
Twitter: @avbnky