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Arkansas State Immigration Laws

Welcome to FindLaw's coverage of existing Arkansas legislation and rules related to individuals' immigration status. Below you will find information on what, if any, rules Arkansas 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 Arkansas

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.

Arkansas E-Verify Requirements

No requirement to use E-Verify for checking employees' status.

Driver's License/ID Requirements

Must show proof of 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."

Education Checks

N/A

Voting ID Rules

Voters must present a non-photo ID at the polling place. Examples include signed voter ID card, driver's license or current utility bill (with name and current address).

Housing Ordinances and Immigration

N/A

Related Resources

  • Know Your Rights - Guide to protecting yourself and your family during immigration raids (PDF, CASA of Maryland and other organizations)
  • Immigration to Arkansas - Various resources for immigrants in Arkansas (U.S. Immigration Support)
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