The Nebraska Judiciary committee decided to postpone the Janssen anti-economic refugee bill until next year while they review the success of new legislation in Utah. The Utah bill claims to be different from the Arizona bill. Here is an analysis of the Utah bill you might find useful.
It is hard for me to see how the anger of working-class people in the U.S. is going to be defused without a narrative that includes NAFTA and the economic forces behind it. What the Right calls "illegal immigrants" are actually economic refugees fleeing policies that have been crafted by global Big Business. These policies are designed to squeeze working people in both the U.S. and in Mexico (not to mention Canada) partly by playing them off against each other. Mexico is simply the most vulnerable, but the squeeze is being felt by Americans and Canadians as well and not just by competition from Mexicans fleeing to the U.S.
Throwing out the economic refugees will not get Big Business off our backs. It is not even a first step; it is rather a diversion from the job of taking the country back from the Oligarchy. Taking the country back means making it once again possible to unionize, restoring workers' protections, jailing the criminals who masterminded the current economic meltdown, making corporate boards criminally liable for harm to the public, and so on.