Thursday, March 3, 2011

The Associated Press

Updated: 10:58 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Published: 3:04 a.m. Wednesday, March 2, 2011

State and local police officers would be allowed — but not required — to help enforce federal immigration laws under a compromise plan working its way through the Texas Legislature.

The bill is a far cry from some of the harsh crackdowns some lawmakers proposed, but it still sparked often emotional testimony in a House committee Wednesday night. Dozens of supporters and detractors packed a hearing room outside the Texas Capitol, eager for a chance to air their views despite the late hour...more

an interesting article from a couple of months ago on Burt Solomon's - the guy who is sponsoring this bill..

House GOP flap: Solomons, Berman swap insults


Rep. Burt Solomons, R-Carrollton , made public today a letter in which he denounced his Republican colleague, Tyler's Leo Berman, as a chronic liar who has falsely accused state GOP leaders of helping deep-six bills to discourage illegal immigration and acquiescing in last session's death of a "voter ID" bill...more

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