Texas Immigration Bill Mirrors Arizona's
POSTED: Monday, November 8, 2010 - 1:36pm
UPDATED: Friday, February 18, 2011 - 9:01am
AUSTIN, TX - Texas might have an Arizona type immigration law on the books after the 2011 legislative session.
That is the hope of State Representative Debbie Riddle (R)-Tomball.
Today was the first day to file bills for the 2011 legislative session and Representative Riddle was first in line to file House Bill 17 with the chief clerk's office.
Riddle says the bill is similar to Arizona's, which would give state and local officers the ability to ask for proof of citizenship and arrest illegal immigrants if warranted.
"I think the people have spoken this last election. They are absolutely sick of political correctness. They are absolutely sick and tired of people disrespecting and disregarding our immigration laws and they are very concerned about the crime regarding the gang related crime."
Representative Riddle also filed eight other house bills including H-B 16 which would require a voter to provide additional identification before they would be allowed to vote.