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Old 08-19-2008, 07:18 PM
 
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AUSTIN - A couple of lawmakers want to know whether Texas can punish employers who hire undocumented workers and prohibit cities from adopting so-called sanctuary policies. "We need to make sure that we uphold our laws," said state Rep. Frank Corte Jr., R-San Antonio.
Corte and state Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, sent Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott two letters earlier this month, asking him to rule whether anti-immigration measures similar to ones adopted in Arizona and Oklahoma, would meet constitutional muster here.
Last year, several Republican lawmakers proposed a smorgasbord of anti-immigration bills, but nearly all of them failed after the attorney general said they would violate the constitution or overstep federal authority. House leaders had asked Abbott to review all the proposals after they were filed.
Corte said it would be nice to know before the 2009 legislative session what authority Texas has to enforce immigration laws.


Texas lawmakers consider new immigration laws - El Paso Times


The hammer continues to fall . . . .
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Old 08-19-2008, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Northern VA (for now)
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AUSTIN - A couple of lawmakers want to know whether Texas can punish employers who hire undocumented workers and prohibit cities from adopting so-called sanctuary policies. "We need to make sure that we uphold our laws," said state Rep. Frank Corte Jr., R-San Antonio.
Corte and state Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, sent Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott two letters earlier this month, asking him to rule whether anti-immigration measures similar to ones adopted in Arizona and Oklahoma, would meet constitutional muster here.
Last year, several Republican lawmakers proposed a smorgasbord of anti-immigration bills, but nearly all of them failed after the attorney general said they would violate the constitution or overstep federal authority. House leaders had asked Abbott to review all the proposals after they were filed.
Corte said it would be nice to know before the 2009 legislative session what authority Texas has to enforce immigration laws.


Texas lawmakers consider new immigration laws - El Paso Times


The hammer continues to fall . . . .
If Texas could even get 1 major immigration passed this would be a MASSIVE swing of the hammer. Texas has the worst illegal immigration problem outside of California and the rest of the states would follow suit citing TX as the big dog in the yard when talking immigration law.
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Old 08-19-2008, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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If Texas could even get 1 major immigration passed this would be a MASSIVE swing of the hammer. Texas has the worst illegal immigration problem outside of California and the rest of the states would follow suit citing TX as the big dog in the yard when talking immigration law.
It is coming...................
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Old 08-19-2008, 08:27 PM
 
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If Texas could even get 1 major immigration passed this would be a MASSIVE swing of the hammer. Texas has the worst illegal immigration problem outside of California and the rest of the states would follow suit citing TX as the big dog in the yard when talking immigration law.
Mind reader . . . I was thinking that as I posted the article. I lived in North Dallas from 1996-98. Not sure if it was where I lived or if they hadn't invaded that area yet, but the only illegals I ever saw were in one particular pick up spot right off the expressway. Even then they were few, far and in between. I can't imagine the horror of living in Texas now.
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Old 08-19-2008, 08:41 PM
 
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AUSTIN - A couple of lawmakers want to know whether Texas can punish employers who hire undocumented workers and prohibit cities from adopting so-called sanctuary policies. "We need to make sure that we uphold our laws," said state Rep. Frank Corte Jr., R-San Antonio.
Corte and state Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, sent Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott two letters earlier this month, asking him to rule whether anti-immigration measures similar to ones adopted in Arizona and Oklahoma, would meet constitutional muster here.
Last year, several Republican lawmakers proposed a smorgasbord of anti-immigration bills, but nearly all of them failed after the attorney general said they would violate the constitution or overstep federal authority. House leaders had asked Abbott to review all the proposals after they were filed.
Corte said it would be nice to know before the 2009 legislative session what authority Texas has to enforce immigration laws.


Texas lawmakers consider new immigration laws - El Paso Times


The hammer continues to fall . . . .
They are not going anywhere any too fast. You keep believing that OUR government has any intentions of making that happen.
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Old 08-19-2008, 08:50 PM
 
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They are not going anywhere any too fast. You keep believing that OUR government has any intentions of making that happen.
On this you and I agree. Our one party government will make noise about deportations etc. but in reality, our cities/states are hamstrung by the federal government.
A lot of people seem ok with the concept of serfs....too bad they don't realize that by accepting this state for illegals they are sentencing their grandchildren to a similiar fate.
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Old 08-20-2008, 05:50 AM
 
Location: Missouri
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They are not going anywhere any too fast. You keep believing that OUR government has any intentions of making that happen.
It doesn't help when there are people like you all around that wish to see our country taken over by Mexico. Why is it that you seem to love the illegal law breakers so much anyway? It makes no sense at all.
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Old 08-20-2008, 05:59 AM
 
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It doesn't help when there are people like you all around that wish to see our country taken over by Mexico. Why is it that you seem to love the illegal law breakers so much anyway? It makes no sense at all.



Makes you wonder, huh?
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Old 08-20-2008, 06:00 AM
 
Location: Missouri
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Makes you wonder, huh?
Yes, it really does. I am of Mexican descent and can't stand what is happening to our once great nation and yet people like her sit around and wish for more of the same problems. It is mind boggling to me.
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Old 08-20-2008, 06:12 AM
 
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Yes, it really does. I am of Mexican descent and can't stand what is happening to our once great nation and yet people like her sit around and wish for more of the same problems. It is mind boggling to me.


Of course you should be upset-you are an American. While I am sure that you are proud of your heritage-aren't most people? I would guess from your posts that you consider yourself an American first and your loyalties lie with America. It is mind boggling isn't it? It defies logic and common sense. Every American should be outraged about what is happening to our country whether they are black, white, brown, yellow or red. We are all Americans and this greatly affects our country. The problem is that some Americans are not Americans first. Others would rather save a buck or two with cheap labor. Still others have bought into the pcness crap that we are racist if we want law enforced.

It is a shame because all that needed to be done to prevent this was to enforce law. If we had only done that, we would be in a much better position in this country.

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