Skip to comments.Lawmaker to press ahead with Arizona-type immigration law for Texas
Posted on 06/19/2010 3:45:52 PM PDT by Bad~Rodeo
DALLAS - Illegal immigration in Texas and what to do about it. It's as hot an issue as the weather.
A state lawmaker says he'll press ahead with a bill to bring an Arizona-type immigration law to Texas, even though he claims there's a deal by the House Speaker, Joe Straus, to keep it from coming up.
Although opponents of an Arizona-type law in Texas turned out thousands of marchers last month, polls show public opinion overall disagrees with them.
The recent UT-Texas Tribune poll found two thirds of registered voters favor requiring local police to check immigration status.
That's why Republican State Representative Leo Berman of Tyler said during a taping of Inside Texas Politics he'll file his bill. Well, when every other state around us is passing dramatic legislation to get rid of their illegal aliens I've got to say yes," he said.
Many Hispanic groups and Democrats say no.
And Berman's also getting pushback inside his own party, starting with Governor Perry who said, I think our law enforcement folks have more important things to do than doing the federal government's job of going out and being immigration officers.
But Berman has to get his bill through the House first where he claims Speaker Joe Straus of San Antonio, a Republican, cut a deal with a small group of Republicans and all the Democrats to stay in power.
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This and the oil spill could be the coup de grace for the start of secession starting with the South and going up the mid-west to the plain states.
Oh dear, looks like you folks need a new speaker. Perhaps the people should be calling and writing to his office asking him how he’d like to retire.
The current federal administration has a secret agenda to only enforce the laws the executive branch says; and ignore others. Is that corruption?
I certainly hope so.
Yep! That’s good news!
If this is so, then it is very worrisome. I'm going to pass this data on to my Texas House rep, who by the way, favors an Arizona-style immigration bill for Texas.
Apparently, Speaker Joe Straus and Governor Perry are working for someone besides the people of Texas.
We need to raise a ruckus, folks.
2010 State Republican Party of Texas Platform
Somebody tell Rick Perry to read it.
IF this bill gets signed into law and other states follow suit, then Barry is going to be awful busy filing law suits
Better yet, get Palin to tell Perry to read it. He owes her
“A state lawmaker says he’ll press ahead with a bill to bring an Arizona-type immigration law to Texas, even though he claims there’s a deal by the House Speaker, Joe Straus, to keep it from coming up.”
WTH does THAT mean? A Deal? What Deal? Did this journalist ask the OBVIOUS question,,what deal?
Doesn't sound like the same guy
We have a republican who’s against the AZ bill and a democrat trying to defeat him who’s against the AZ bill. There will be no secession. Texas has weak kneed republicans just like the ones in D.C. Such a shame.
If this is from the liberal bastion of the Lone Star State, then you can bet it's favored three times the reported amount.
“Need a new Speaker, need a a new governor.”
Agreed! However, for Gov. Goodhair we’ll have to wait for a new election cycle unless you want to vote for Bill White, who doesn’t believe you should have to show a photo ID to vote. Perry is bad. White is much worse.
“This and the oil spill could be the coup de grace for the start of secession starting with the South and going up the mid-west to the plain states.”
First Arizona and now Texas! After 150 years, SECESSION in being seriously discussed! It’s beginning to look more and more like a Second American Civil War is brewing. I think that for now it’s all talk and theory, but if the next election doesn’t produce a Republican majority in Congress with some guts, Patriots will have no option other than recourse to armed resistance to the Obama Regime.
Indeed, if the experts are right and the economy slides into another Great Depression in 2011, massive violence will be almost inevitable.
Good, we need to. With the laws that OK and AZ recently passed, Texas will become a Mecca to the illegals if we don’t pass one. It is not like we don’t have enough illegals in Texas already.