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Summerville to vote on workers' citizenship checks

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina town council is set to vote on a law to require employers to check the citizenship of their workers.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reported Summerville Town Council will vote on Wednesday night on whether to require employers to check the immigration status of workers.

The original proposal also would have required landlords to check the citizenship of renters, but the council rejected that part of the measure last month.

The council had tentatively endorsed requiring businesses to check workers' status at the September meeting.

There are questions about whether the town action is needed. But some council members say they need to take a stand on immigration because federal authorities have not done so.

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