Minnesota State Immigration Laws
Welcome to FindLaw's coverage of existing Minnesota legislation and rules related to individuals' immigration status. Below you will find information on what, if any, rules Minnesota has regarding immigration checks by law enforcement, educational institutions, and employers, as well as the existence of E-Verify requirements, restrictions on public benefits based on an individual's immigration status, and more.
Law Enforcement and Immigration in Minnesota
Under a federal program called "Secure Communities," all arrestees are fingerprinted and run through a federal database which checks their criminal record and immigration status.
Employment & Immigration
Refer to federal employment eligibility verification rules and the requirements for Form I-9.
Minnesota E-Verify Requirements
Minnesota Dept. of Employee Relations, Dept. of Administration and Dept. of Employment and Economic Development are required to use E-Verify to check the status of new hires.
Driver's License/ID Requirements
Must show proof of birth and either U.S. citizenship or legal residence.
Public Benefits Restrictions
Under federal law, illegal immigrants are prohibited from receiving most public benefits. However, they are allowed to receive emergency services, health care and other programs that have been deemed "necessary to protect life and safety."
Voting ID Rules
No voter identification requirements.
Housing Ordinances and Immigration
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