Written by Lauren Ohnesorge
Tuesday, 12 June 2007 19:31
A bill that would tax money wire transfers made by
illegal immigrants was heard in a House judiciary committee yesterday.
would target money being sent abroad by illegal immigrants who were unlawfully
paid in cash. An excise tax would be imposed on money transferred by companies
like Western Union and convenience stores that wire funds for a fee.
Representatives from the N.C. Retail Merchants Association fear the bill would
be difficult to enforce and might subject businesses to discrimination