The Wisconsin Assembly is pushing two bills that affect immigrants in the state.

Assembly Bill 190 requires police to hold people suspected of a crime for an additional 48 hours if they are believed to be in the country illegally. 

That bill would also allow the attorney general, district attorneys and sheriffs to sue cities, towns or villages for not complying with immigration law.

Assembly Bill 127 allows Wisconsin residents to sue their local government if they think federal immigration policies are not being enforced.

Representative John Spiros of Marshfield is a firm supporter of the bill. He says the bills will only affect people suspected of committing a crime. Spiros says people’s immigration status would not be questioned for things like traffic violations or when asking for police assistance.

Opponents of the bills say they will ask for worker strikes.

It’s currently estimated that 80% of the hired help on large Wisconsin farms is immigrant labor.

If strikes were to take place, it would put financial stress on those dairy operations.

No hearings have been scheduled for either bill.