Skip to comments.Texas Senate passes bill on cities aiding illegal immigrants
Posted on 06/15/2011 12:56:20 PM PDT by TLI
(Reuters) - The Texas Senate early on Wednesday passed a measure pushed by Governor Rick Perry aimed at cracking down on cities that provide sanctuary to illegal immigrants.
"Drug traffickers and transnational gangs should think twice before they step foot in Texas," Lt. Governor David Dewhurst, who presides over the Senate, said in a statement. "Prohibiting sanctuary city policies will make the apprehension, detention and deportation of dangerous criminals more uniform -- keeping us all safer and Texas more secure."
The measure now heads to the House, which passed a similar bill during the regular legislative session that ended May 30. That measure died because Senate Democrats blocked it. But lawmakers are now in a special legislative session, and since different rules apply, Senate Democrats were unable to stop it this time. Both chambers have Republican majorities.
The measure would prohibit local governments from banning law enforcement officers from asking about the immigration status of people who are lawfully detained or arrested.
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Perry signs and the exodus begins.
It's about time.
Nice to see the Lone Star State joining the effort. Push back the tide!
Perry needs to charge his Secy of State (or whomever handles voter irregularities in Texas) to send letters to every name on the voter rolls---requesting proof of citizenship, place of residence and name on SS# must match. Those who do not present proof will be stricken from the rolls.
2009---TEXAS DREAM ACT DEMONSTRATION
In secret enclaves, they conspire to destroy the USA from within.
TX immigration legislation ping.
Let me know if you want on or off my TX ping list.
Is this a trick to bolster his GOP nomination chances or is he serious about illegal problem?
If yes, I think I’m ready to join Perry bandwagon.
Illegals know their strength is is forming voting blocs to put pressure on lawmakers.They establish multiple identities that all vote. Jose Madrigal the Washington state rapist had 30 identities. Another illegal collected $3 million unemployment benefits using multiple identities.
RIDING THE US GRAVY TRAIN An illegal alien w/ wife and five children violates our borders. He gets a job mowing lawns for $5.00 or 6.00/hour. At that low wage, with six dependents, he pays no income tax, so each year, he files an Income Tax Return to get "EITC---earned income credit" of up to $3,200 scot-free. He qualifies for Section 8 housing and subsidized rent. He qualifies for food stamps and no deductible, no co-pay free health care. His children get free school breakfasts and lunches. The kids qualify for monthly SSI checks, faking ADD; the illegal and his wife get SSI if they fake being aged, blind or disabled; SSI qualifies them for Medicare. Plus illegals don't worry about pricey car insurance, life insurance, or homeowners insurance, and qualify for relief from high energy bills. All that is collected with one identity.
REFERENCE NOTE Earned Income Tax Credit is available only to immigrant workers who obtain legal work status. But the law allows immigrants to claim EITC for up to three years prior to obtaining that status. Workers simply file a tax return for the years in which they were not legally eligible to work in the US. The most widespread abuse stems from the requirement that children live with the worker for more than six months of the year. IRS does little to verify the claim. Many immigrants claim non-existent children, or claim children who theyve left behind with relatives. Those with two or more children and income below $32,121 could get as much as $4,008. It is estimated that illegals received $22 billion EITC.
NORTH BERGEN, NJ -- July 21, 2006 -- Pelcastre brothers, Angel and Jorge, Dallas, Texas, were a walking threat to US national security, expert document forgers who, for a few thousand dollars, could give anyone a new identity, L/E said. The Texas brothers turned a NJ hotel room into a business office and were readying a massive cache of fake Social Security cards for delivery to a local NJ identity broker.
The Texas brothers were a "one-stop shop" for a myriad of fake US documents, including birth certificates, Social Security cards, driver's licenses for any state in the US, passports and resident alien cards, said state police. Officers happened upon two cars bearing Texas plates in a NJ hotel parking lot. Authorities wouldn't identify the NJ hotel by name for fear it would spark retribution from savage drug cartels operating in the US.
The Texas brothers were followed to a NJ office supply store nearby where they purchased computer supplies. Officers then followed the Texans to a NJ storage facility in Secaucus, NJ, where the Texans loaded several boxes into a car. One of them stood lookout. L/E approached the Texas brothers when they returned to the NJ hotel and questioned them separately. The Texas brothers consented to a search.
Police recovered laminating sheets with built-in security features, pages of blank documents waiting for fake names and information, finished documents, computers and software to create the fake IDs.
All told, the haul was worth about $500,000 on the street. Police also recovered $6,000 in cash, which was the first payment from a NJ fake document broker for a shipment of 500 fake Social Security cards. ####
FR POSTED June 10,2011---Mexico Files Brief in US Court: Utah Immigration Law Could Strain Relations
In a separate motion, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay asked to join Mexico's brief. Mexico says HB497 will have significant and long-lasting adverse impact on US-Mexico bilateral relations, and on Mexican citizens and other people of Latin American descent----including the impediment of diplomatic relations, hindering trade and tourism, and possible harassment of Mexican citizens.
It’s the first option you mention.
Get rid of lots of illegals and the only downside would be that everyone will have to carry their US Passport at all times.
Oh, puleez. Perry was just out testing which way the wind is blowing. Yo, Ricky, you're about a couple decades late and a few billion dollars short. Remind me again who insisted on getting the DREAM ACT pushed down Texan's wallets allowing illegals to pay in-state college tuition? Who was it who pushed through the Trans Texas Corridor so illegals would have a straight shot from the border north? Oh, yeah, that was Liberal Perry. Liberal Perry is the real Governor, his alter ego RINO Perry only shows up at election time.
I have posted that the true test will be when the DOJ tries to bully itself into the business of Texas. Then we will see what Gov. Perry is really made of.
This special session has produced several items that are bound to give litttle Ø'Bammy and Holder a severe case of the "redazz."
Step down from the Perry bandwagon. This is nothing. He’s not in the least bit serious about illegals. It won’t be enforced. Walk a couple blocks from his office and you’ll find yourself in East Austin (Mexico del Norte).
The language of these headlines (both local and national) are a$$backwards. The legislation is against cities that support amnesty.
The Houston Comical had a headline a few weeks back indicating Democrat “opposition” to sanctuary city legislation. The policy is already in place in Houston and other Rat kingdoms. This would give the state power to go after such cities that encourage scofflaws and international crime.
Best thing I have read today!
And, they're doing a pretty good job of it, too.
How long before the State of Texas is sued by the Obama administration????
Rep. Darrell Issa had them a bit occupied right now. However, they may use this to redirect attention away from the F&F treason.
Agreed that it's a step in the right direction, but I doubt that this measure will cause illegals to self-deport en masse.
We need a law like Alabama's to do that.
“Drug traffickers and transnational gangs should think twice before they step foot in Texas
Oh, puleez. Perry was just out testing which way the wind is blowing. Yo, Ricky, you’re about a couple decades late and a few billion dollars short. Remind me again who insisted on getting the DREAM ACT pushed down Texan’s wallets allowing illegals to pay in-state college tuition? Who was it who pushed through the Trans Texas Corridor so illegals would have a straight shot from the border north? Oh, yeah, that was Liberal Perry. Liberal Perry is the real Governor, his alter ego RINO Perry only shows up at election time.”
That bears repeating for thej Perry for potus folks.