Texas State Representative Files Immigration Bill
POSTED: Tuesday, November 9, 2010 - 8:58am
UPDATED: Tuesday, November 9, 2010 - 9:26am
Could the State of Texas have an Arizona type immigration law on the books after the 2011 legislative session?
That is the hope of Texas State Representative Debbie Riddle, who was the first in line, to file bills for the 2011 Legislative session. Riddle filed Bill 17 which is similar to Arizona's SB 1070 bill, which would give state and local officers the ability to ask for proof of citizenship and arrest illegal immigrants if warranted. Riddle introduced a similar measure in 2009 that did not get out of committee. She believes it is time to enforce immigration laws and protect the people of Texas.
The Republican from Tomball also filed eight other house bills including HB 16 which would require a voter to provide additional identification before they would be allowed to vote.