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Bills Tough on Immigration Expected to Fail in Texas Legislature (Eng/Esp)

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Austin, TX- Bills proposed by Republican lawmakers that are tough on immigration are expected to be voted down in the Texas Senate with less than a month remaining in the Legislative session. Several of these bills had provisions such as outlawing sanctuary cities, requiring local police to obtain citizenship information on people they come in contact with, and even stripping illegal immigrant children of cheaper in-state tuition were all not passed according to several reports from the State’s Capital.

Austin, TX- Bills proposed by Republican lawmakers that are tough on immigration are expected to be voted down in the Texas Senate with less than a month remaining in the Legislative session. Several of these bills had provisions such as outlawing sanctuary cities, requiring local police to obtain citizenship information on people they come in contact with, and even stripping illegal immigrant children of cheaper in-state tuition were all not passed according to several reports from the State’s Capital.

Measures were believed to have died due to broad opposition or killed as a result of not having a companion bill to enforce some of the stipulations in their partner bills. This appears to be an indication that the anti-immigration movement may be losing steam in Texas.

This is especially surprising given the number of Tea Party lawmakers in the Senate, with a main key of their platform being the halting of illegal immigration.

Bills to secure the border; however, have been getting massive support from GOP lawmakers with Texas Governor Greg Abbott being the main force behind the security push. Despite this, it is clear that while lawmakers are trying their hardest to keep illegal immigrants out, they have no solution to deal with the immigrants that are already in the United States.

Immigration was the issue that largely foiled former Texas Governor Rick Perry’s bid for the Presidency in 2012 as he had signed a bill in 2001 to grant cheaper in state tuition to all graduates of Texas high schools, regardless of immigration status. With Perry also expected to run for the Presidency this election term, he is not believed to be a strong candidate for the GOP given that immigration is one of the major issues that will be addressed this go round.

The issue over sanctuary cities is one that has been going on since the Texas legislation introduced a broad plan on border security on Jan. 13. Many legislatures believe that immigration status inquiries could lead to racial profiling of minorities further resulting in some victims of crimes not calling the police in fear that they will inquire about their legal status.

While similar measures had failed to pass in previous years, issues such as banning sanctuary cities are still a high priority for Texas Republicans. Of all the bills that have failed to be passed in the Legislature, one bill that did successfully pass the house floor was one that had a measure attempting to curb human trafficking which earned a 143-0 unanimous vote. This measure also makes it easier to prosecute people who force minors into prostitution and also includes other human and sex trafficking provisions for those caught breaking these laws.

This bill; proposed by Houston Democratic Representative Senfronia Thompson, was fast-tracked through the Legislature as a result of Gov. Greg Abbott making it an “emergency item.” It is expected to enjoy bipartisan support, unlike the bill attempting to outlaw sanctuary cities.

Austin, TX- Bills proposed by Republican lawmakers that are tough on immigration are expected to be voted down in the Texas Senate with less than a month remaining in the Legislative session. Several of these bills had provisions such as outlawing sanctuary cities, requiring local police to obtain citizenship information on people they come in contact with, and even stripping illegal immigrant children of cheaper in-state tuition were all not passed according to several reports from the State’s Capital.

Measures were believed to have died due to broad opposition or killed as a result of not having a companion bill to enforce some of the stipulations in their partner bills. This appears to be an indication that the anti-immigration movement may be losing steam in Texas.

This is especially surprising given the number of Tea Party lawmakers in the Senate, with a main key of their platform being the halting of illegal immigration.

Bills to secure the border; however, have been getting massive support from GOP lawmakers with Texas Governor Greg Abbott being the main force behind the security push. Despite this, it is clear that while lawmakers are trying their hardest to keep illegal immigrants out, they have no solution to deal with the immigrants that are already in the United States.

Immigration was the issue that largely foiled former Texas Governor Rick Perry’s bid for the Presidency in 2012 as he had signed a bill in 2001 to grant cheaper in state tuition to all graduates of Texas high schools, regardless of immigration status. With Perry also expected to run for the Presidency this election term, he is not believed to be a strong candidate for the GOP given that immigration is one of the major issues that will be addressed this go round.

The issue over sanctuary cities is one that has been going on since the Texas legislation introduced a broad plan on border security on Jan. 13. Many legislatures believe that immigration status inquiries could lead to racial profiling of minorities further resulting in some victims of crimes not calling the police in fear that they will inquire about their legal status.

While similar measures had failed to pass in previous years, issues such as banning sanctuary cities are still a high priority for Texas Republicans. Of all the bills that have failed to be passed in the Legislature, one bill that did successfully pass the house floor was one that had a measure attempting to curb human trafficking which earned a 143-0 unanimous vote. This measure also makes it easier to prosecute people who force minors into prostitution and also includes other human and sex trafficking provisions for those caught breaking these laws.

This bill; proposed by Houston Democratic Representative Senfronia Thompson, was fast-tracked through the Legislature as a result of Gov. Greg Abbott making it an “emergency item.” It is expected to enjoy bipartisan support, unlike the bill attempting to outlaw sanctuary cities.

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Austin, TX - proyectos de ley propuestos por los legisladores republicanos que son difíciles en materia de inmigración se esperan que sea votado en en el Senado de Texas con menos de un mes en la sesión legislativa. Varios de estos billetes tenían disposiciones tales como proscribir las ciudades santuario, policía local obtener información de la ciudadanía sobre vienen en contacto con la gente y al desmontaje incluso los hijos de inmigrantes ilegales de matrícula estatal más barato todo no pasaron según varios informes de la Capital del estado.


Las medidas fueron cree que han muerto debido a la amplia oposición o muertas como consecuencia de no tener un proyecto de ley de compañero a cumplir algunas de las estipulaciones de sus facturas de socio. Esto parece ser una indicación de que el movimiento contra la inmigración puede estar perdiendo fuerza en Texas.


Esto es especialmente sorprendente dado el número de los legisladores del partido del té en el Senado, con una clave principal de la plataforma que el cese de la inmigración ilegal.


Facturas para asegurar la frontera; Sin embargo, han estado recibiendo un apoyo masivo de los legisladores del partido republicano con el gobernador de Texas Greg Abbott siendo la fuerza principal detrás de la ofensiva de seguridad. A pesar de esto, es evidente que mientras los legisladores están tratando sus más difíciles de mantener a los inmigrantes ilegales hacia fuera, no tienen ninguna solución para lidiar con los inmigrantes que ya están en los Estados Unidos.


La inmigración era el tema que en gran medida frustrado intento del ex gobernador de Texas Rick Perry para la Presidencia en el 2012 como él había firmado un proyecto de ley en el año 2001 a conceder más barato en la matrícula estatal a todos los graduados de escuelas secundarias de Texas, independientemente del estatus migratorio. Con Perry también pretende postularse para la Presidencia de este término de la elección, no se cree ser un fuerte candidato para el partido republicano, teniendo en cuenta que la inmigración es uno de los principales temas que serán abordados este va redondo.


El tema sobre ciudades santuario es uno que ha estado ocurriendo desde que la legislación de Texas presentó un amplio plan de seguridad en la frontera el 13 de enero. Muchas legislaturas creen que las consultas de estado de inmigración podrían conducir a la discriminación racial de las minorías más dando lugar a algunas víctimas de los crímenes no llamar a la policía con el temor que ellos serán indagar sobre su situación jurídica.


Mientras que medidas similares habían podido pasar en años anteriores, cuestiones tales como la prohibición de las ciudades Santuario siguen siendo una alta prioridad para los republicanos de Texas. De todas las cuentas que no han podido ser aprobada en la legislatura, un proyecto de ley que aprobar con éxito el piso de la casa era uno que tenía una medida que intenta frenar el tráfico de seres humanos que ganaron una votación unánime 143-0. Esta medida también hace más fácil procesar a personas que obligan a los menores de edad a prostituirse y también incluyen a otros humanos y disposiciones tráfico sexual para aquellos que estas leyes coló.


Este proyecto de ley; propuesto por Houston democrática representante Senfronia Thompson, fue vía rápida a través de la legislatura por el gobernador Greg Abbott convirtiéndolo en un "elemento de emergencia". Se espera que cuentan con apoyo bipartidista, a diferencia de la ley intenta proscribir las ciudades santuario.

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