Immigration Tops Agenda On 1st Day To File Bills

AUSTIN (AP) – Cracking down on illegal immigrants will be a top priority for many Texas lawmakers.

That’s judging from the slew of bills that were filed Monday, the first day for lawmakers to file proposed legislation to be considered during the upcoming legislative session.

One House Republican says she spent two nights camping out on the House floor so she could be the first to file her bills when the office opened.

Rep. Debbie Riddle successfully filed the first House bill, a proposal that would require voters to provide proof of eligibility with either one form of photo identification or two other forms of non-photo ID.

More than 300 bills had been filed by midday.

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  • Rick

    Yes!!! It’s about time,20 years late!!!

  • Frabk

    About time somebody did something

  • Jimmy D

    Sounds like a good start.

  • Sally

    Wonderful! Now stop employers from hiring them and deport them when caught!

  • Happy

    This is fabulous news – made my day. Way past due but maybe we can stop them before the whole USA becomes a third world nation.


    I think it’s a shame how we look down on these “illegals” but they are here working, paying taxes and staying out of trouble…then we have all these white, black and chicanos on foodstamps, TANF, medicaid and WIC. Don’t pay taxes, felons, on unemployment and/or just comfortable living off the government…JUST SAYIN!!!

  • taxpayertexas

    The people who are here legally are entitled to help from state agencies. Those who came here illegally and have the slew of anchor children are the ones who are not entitled. I don’t care if they have houses, educating them is a waste of time, they can’t speak English so we do it in their own language, and they still don’t learn anything other than how to suck off the system and be young criminals. i don’t care if they starve, I don’t care if they have housing, I really don’t care if they have medical care. When they go to Parkland for help, deport them right then. No more language line, no more free food, nothing. Once we do this, they may leave. They are wastes.

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