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Sun Oct 15, 2017, 09:14 PM

No workers' comp for immigrants here illegally, GOP bill in Ohio says

COLUMBUS - GOP lawmakers have a message for immigrants working in Ohio illegally: We don't want you here draining the state's workers' compensation benefits. Come back when you can be here legally.

Every dollar spent on immigrants here illegally is a dollar that could be paid to a legal immigrant or citizen who was hurt at work, said Rep. Bill Seitz, R-Green Township.

Seitz and Rep. Larry Householder, R-Glenford, introduced a bill Wednesday to prevent immigrants working here illegally from receiving benefits if they are injured on the job. It's a change Seitz tried to add to a budget that passed the Ohio House, but the GOP-controlled Senate removed the language.

No one knows how much the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation pays these immigrants because officials there don't ask about employees' legal status.

Read more: http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/politics/2017/10/12/no-workers-comp-immigrants-here-illegally-gop-bill-ohio-says/757014001/

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PoindexterOglethorpe Oct 2017 #1

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Sun Oct 15, 2017, 09:59 PM

1. I am under the impression that

much of the money for workers' comp comes from money the companies themselves pay into a pool Those who more often lay off workers, pay more.

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