Texas Mulls Arizona-Style Illegal Immigration Law

AUSTIN (AP) – State and local police officers would be allowed — but not required — to help enforce federal immigration laws under a compromise plan working its way through the Texas Legislature.

The bill is a far cry from some of the harsh crackdowns some lawmakers proposed, but it still sparked often emotional testimony in a House committee Wednesday night. Dozens of supporters and detractors packed a hearing room outside the Texas Capitol, eager for a chance to air their views despite the late hour.

Supporters generally said the legislation would help police identify illegal immigrants who commit crimes in Texas. Critics said it would lead to racial profiling, detract from real police work and give license to rogue agents who want to harass immigrants.

The bill’s author, Republican Rep. Burt Solomons, said it would prohibit so-called “sanctuary cities” and law enforcement entities from adopting policies that keep police and criminal investigators from providing immigration enforcement assistance. Republican Gov. Rick Perry put the issue on the fast track at the Capitol after making it a major theme of his 2010 re-election campaign.

Unlike Arizona’s new immigration law, parts of which are being challenged in court, the legislation known as House Bill 12 does not require police officers to inquire about immigration status or enforce federal laws when people are detained. But the bill would not allow any law enforcement agency from adopting policies that prohibit them from doing so. Solomons said his proposal would establish a “uniform consistent policy” across the state.

“There’s nothing in this bill that requires a police officer to ask one question that they don’t think they need to ask,” Solomons said. “We’re not mandating anything.”

It would allow police to ask about immigration status, maintain records of it and work with federal agents on immigration matters when people are “lawfully detained for the investigation of a criminal offense or arrested.” Other legislation similar to the Arizona law was also proposed, but Perry’s office has been working with Solomons on the compromise bill. The legislation was left pending in a House committee Wednesday night, but other bills were being debated, including one that would make English the official language and create a state database of illegal immigrants arrested in Texas.

An estimated 1.6 million illegal immigrants are in Texas, according to the Pew Hispanic Center in Washington. Nationwide, their numbers declined between 2007 and 2009, from 12 million to 11.1 million, the first significant drop after two decades of growth. But their combined population in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana went up by a statistically significant 240,000, the center reported last month.

Immigration curbs have caught fire nationwide. In 2010, a record number of laws and resolutions were passed by state legislatures, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures, which calculated that 46 states and the District of Columbia had passed 346 measures, with an additional 10 having fallen from gubernatorial vetoes.

Former Houston police officer Rick Salter, who was shot in the face by an illegal immigrant in 2009 and who now speaks through paralyzed vocal chords, was among those urging lawmakers to pass HB 12 Wednesday night. His wife, Sue Salter, broke down in tears when it was her turn to speak.

“We’re not worried about the safety of our own citizens in our wonderful state of Texas,” she said. “You won’t know that until you’re slapped in the face by something that happens to you by an illegal immigrant.”

Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo, arguing against the legislation, said he sympathized with victims of crime by illegal immigrants. But he said local police already are helping federal officials prosecute and deport illegal immigrants without getting mandates from the state.

“We are leading through emotion and politics instead of good public policy,” Acevedo said.

Other critics said the bill could allow local police agencies, including those run by school districts and college campuses, to become de-facto immigration enforcement agents. Rep. Sylvester Turner, D-Houston, said the legislation would let rank-and-file police officers spend all the time they want enforcing immigration laws even if their supervisors don’t want them to.

“This officer … is given the authority to say to the police chief, to the mayor, to the City Council: I don’t care how much time it takes, you can’t stop me from doing this,” Turner said.

Update 12:20 pm

William Gheen with Americans for Legal Immigration debates with Charles Foster, who advised President Bush on immigration issues on 1080 KRLD about “Sanctuary Cities” in Texas

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One Comment

  1. Bud Lang says:

    Texas could become a police state with legislation, starting with this bill. I guess that is what Perry is interested in. Actually, I only know that Perry is interested in establishing a power base whereby he makes all the decisions. Any other place, we could call it a dictatorship but we choose here to call it good old Texas style conservative politics. It says here that Rep. Turner has stated that the legislation would let rank-and-file police officers spend as much time … even if their supervisors don’t want them to.” This scares me. Maxwell Smart Perry ain’t … or is he?

    1. Rowwdy says:

      That is garbage Bud. Texas is doing what a lot of other state’s taxpayers wish their states would do. You don’t think old Liar in Chief hasn’t been trying to create a police state? AKA Marxism? Sigh, too many pandering liberals, too little time.

    2. porchhound says:

      Yeah and you are the same person that said a conceal carry law would have blood flowing in the street! Ann Richards vetoed that law the first time around and you see how that worked for her..Texans (not liberal TRANSPLANTS like you) want real change in this illegal immigration problem so get on board or get out of the way or move to Mexico.

    3. LibwithIQ says:

      Pure ignorance. This bill just demands that all state law enforcement agencies follow the same laws and procedures. And if it scares you to have the law enforced then you are going to be scared s–tless. People are tired of the lack of law enforcement on this matter.

    4. funkflush says:

      Pretty stupid comment… look up the record of the liar (Sylvester Turner) who made the statement. Are you seriously going to just believe the scare tactics, the very thing the libs claim conservatives use? You sound like a lib hack who wants to stoke the flames a little bit.

    5. Jay says:

      Bud, you are right, but the vast majority will not see things the underlying problems.

      Should immigration laws be enforced? Absolutely. But the job of police officers is to maintain peace and law and order in the community. If they start enforcing federal laws, (1) it will interfere with their regular tasks and overload them (2) it will create distance between them and some minority communities. Some abused ones in those communities will not seek police help out of fear. Well, they are illegal, we dont care what happens to them right? But the perpetrators will still be on the loose if a victim of minority community doesnt report the crime out of fear of the police officers.

      Immigration laws need to be enforced, buit by the appropriate authorities. Tighter border security, putting controls in place to stop employers from hiring illegals, adding more federal agents who are the ones who are supposed to enforce immigration laws.

      And finally…how in the world are they going to verify legal status? Does every constable know the complex immigration laws? Are they going to ask for drivers license? passport? visa? I can give u examples of situations where

      1. You could have a drivers licence with no legal status
      2. You could have no drivers licence and have legal status
      3. You could have no visa stamped in your passport and still have legal status
      4. You could have a valid visa but lost your legal status
      5. You could have an expired visa and still have legal status

      1. Ar Amytas says:

        Or like most of these slimeball illegals, you could have a set of ID’s that you purchased on the street. Birth Cert, Social Security Card, Passport, all printed up in some illegals shop. They were just busted here in South Bend, IN for printing the counterfit ID’s. Part of a ring of counterfeiters.

      2. Ricky Clay says:

        It Seems you are being selective in your argument against local law enforcement enforceing federal law. When a bank is held up (Federal Law) it is local police who are called, not federal police. it is the duty of Law enforcement to uphold and enforce the laws, they do not have the choice of picking and chooseing what law they enforce. Federal laws are enforced every day in local areas, this should be no diffrent. Your Argument is not valid.

      3. Mr. Skippy says:

        Ever heard of E-Verify?
        U.S. law requires companies to employ only individuals who may legally work in the United States – either U.S. citizens, or foreign citizens who have the necessary authorization. This diverse workforce contributes greatly to the vibrancy and strength of our economy, but that same strength also attracts unauthorized employment.

        E-Verify is an Internet-based system that allows businesses to determine the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States. E-Verify is fast, free and easy to use – and it’s the best way employers can ensure a legal workforce.

      4. wolverine says:

        You have to provide proof of citizenship to get a driver’s license in Texas.

    6. GrumpyOne says:

      I understand that when a police officer begins service, he swears to uphold and defend the constitution, laws of the nation as well as his local entity. If I am correct in this assumption, what’s the big fuss?

      Acevedo has stated very recently that he did not want to enforce immigration statutes. Is this not a cause to impeach/remove him?

      Well, not in liberal Austin I’m sure!

  2. Theresa Atkins says:

    What you need to do is send every illegal back to Mexico. They do NOT deserve to come over here and receive any medicaid assistance from our government. Elderly are being refused socila security raises because our government gives it all to the illegals. What I would like to know is do anyone of you know what illegal is??? If you are going to let them come here and commit the crimes they commit then you should just open the prison doors.

    1. ROBERT says:


    2. roadchick says:

      Ummm…Mexicans aren’t the only “illegals” in this country. There are plenty of white illegals in the US (Irish, Australians) who are far more likely to take your job. Your comment just exposes your racial bias.

      1. dave says:

        do i have to point out how stupid your comment is? i guess so… irish and australians are not the problem, they cant just walk across the border. its not racist to identify the mexicans as the problem. the mexicans are the problem because they are the overwhelming majority of illegal immigrants coming here. its just a fact. deal with it, and open your eyes when you walk down the street, or come to california, or texas, or arizona, or utah, or michigan, or newyork, or new mexico…

      2. Bob says:

        maybe, but my guess is 90% of the illegal’s are not white. A few generalizations are not a bad thing. Smote, fire, Fire, hot…

      3. RoBoTech says:

        and your comment shows YOUR racial bias.
        I guess you don’t have a clue what 82% of illegals are Latino (64% of that is Mexican ) means, huh.
        It doesn’t matter what race or ethnicity an Illegal is, Illegal is Illegal.
        It’s not hard to profile this, and profiling IS what any Law Enforcer does on ANY case.
        YOU are the one making the racist comments

      4. Sam says:

        Last I heard the Irish, Australians were not smuggling drugs and doing robberies every day ! It is true I do not like mexicans because they refuse to learn English and steal our tax money!

      5. wyzbok says:

        Only there are far fewer of them…

    3. MGTRRZ says:

      Nothing is ‘Across the Board’ – Including Your Mythical CLAIM concerning Social Security and Medicaid…The Government is Too-Busy giving Money to Wall Street-the Already RICH, and ITSELF – and fighting ‘UNWINNABLE Wars’ both abroad
      and within…to worry about Your future-The Government is only worried about IT”S Own Future…
      As for the term “Illegal’- It’s is quite evident by your ‘claims’ what ‘ilk’ of the argument You subscribe to…
      Many contributions have been made to this Country by Latino-Immigrants…Some-
      one ‘like You’ of course, would NEVER admit to that FACT…You’re to Consumed
      by Your Prejudice and Hatred and Vitriol to Utilize REASON as a barometer as to WHY Proposed Laws such as THESE are Inhumane, Discriminatory and Xenopho-
      bic…STOP speaking of Immigrants as IF They were ALL CRIMINALS—Blanket
      ‘CLAIMS’ such as Those only Speak to Your ‘IGNORANCE’…-and do Nothing to Support or Substatiate Your FALSE Claims. Lies and Ignorance are ALL that People like You have to offer-THAT offering will NOT do anything but Foment more Ignorance and Lies…This Issue NEEDS Solutions—NOT ‘V I T R I O L’ and empty
      HATE Rhetoric…

      1. Sam says:

        Latino-Immigrants ? Don’t you mean mexicans ?

      2. mike says:


      3. Sam says:

        mike-You are confused ! The republican tea terrorist are the Nazi’s!

      4. silence says:

        Immigrants enter legally, criminals enter illegally, not really that difficult to distinguish the two. The immigrants who truly helped build this country entered legally at Ellis Island and were recorded, they didn’t steal across our borders hiding in car seats or in tractor trailers and they certainly didn’t come across our southern border in groups by use of coyote smugglers/drug runners.

      5. Bob says:

        Just curious, how about listing those many contributions made to this Country by Latino-Immigrants. I dont recall any Latino founding fathers, or Latino statesmen that did anything but pander to the latino community. I don’t remember any Latinos that faught for the abolishment of slavery, or the right to vote for all people. I don’t remember any great Latino scientists. Although I can name authors that were anglo Americans, English, French, German, Russian, Chinese, and African; I can’t name a single Latino author. In fact the only two latinos that I can name that have done anything for this country are Cesar Chavez (whose only lasting effect has been to increase the price I pay for farm picked foods) and Ernesto Miranda ( a convicted kidnapper and rapist- yes he was convicted for it). If theres anyone else let me know, and i’m talking about real contributions to all humanity and civilization, not just latino activists whose only goal is promote the agenda of the latino community.

      6. Viva The Awesome Contributions! says:

        MGTRRZ, you said “Many contributions have been made to this Country by Latino-Immigrants”.
        Let’s see some of the things whitey invented were light bulbs, telephones, modern engines, televisions, computers, automobiles, airplanes, cameras and penicillin. Basically the building blocks of every modern convenience the world enjoys.
        Okay, what were the contributions you spoke of? Mostly modifying inventions whitey already contributed? Although, what am I thinking? I forgot about contributing the drug cartels, that’s something we never had.
        Oh I forgot tacos, I do love Mexican food . . . well, maybe not authentic Mexican food like entrails i.e. menudo . . . I like TexMex anyway!

      7. Viva The Awesome Contributions! says:

        MGTRRZ, you said “Many contributions have been made to this Country by Latino-Immigrants”.
        Let’s see some of the things whitey invented were light bulbs, telephones, modern engines, televisions, computers, automobiles, airplanes, cameras and penicillin. Basically the building blocks of every modern convenience the world enjoys.
        Okay, what were the contributions you spoke of? Mostly modifying inventions whitey already invented? Although, what am I thinking? I forgot about inventing the drug cartels to get money from whitey and learning to use Western Union to send money back to the casa so it can’t be taxed.
        Oh I forgot tacos, I do love Mexican food . . . well, maybe not authentic Mexican food like entrails i.e. menudo . . . I like TexMex anyway!

    4. les says:

      without proof of citizenship there should be no federal assistance ( i.e. health care,housing , food stamps or drivers license’s . i know i am sick of paying for them !!!!!!!!!!!!

      1. Ruth says:

        Illegals getting housing, medical, food, and now college assistance while we “legals” pay our way. Texas A&M has illegals on assistance and my child will need to go somewhere else because of cost (wrong because we LIVE in C.S.). They need to go home or at least we shouldn’t be paying for them to be here.

    5. Mark says:

      heeheh, and do think all illegal are from Mexico. There are millions from Europe, Asia, and Africa……… ignorant idiot racist

      1. Steve says:

        90% of the illegals here are from Mexico – just a fact. And we really don’t care where they’re from only that they’re not suppose to be here. Only a racist sees & hears things thru racist eyes & ears.

  3. Rowwdy says:

    “Rep. Sylvester Turner, D-Houston, said the legislation would let rank-and-file police officers spend all the time they want enforcing immigration laws even if their supervisors don’t want them to.”

    Spoken like a true socialist selling out our country to illegals. What part of ILLEGAL ALIENS doesn’t this Turner get? What part of CRIMINAL OFFENSE doesn’t he understand?

    It is time more states took the initiative to rid us of the locust swarming in. Darn sure the feds aren’t going to do it. Obama would lose half of his voting base if there was an honest to God mass deportation of these criminals.

    How many more dead CITIZENS at the hands of illegals do we have to see before our cowardly government does something? Round them up, move them out. Let Mexico deal with their trash.

  4. Porchhound says:

    “Acevedo”…hmmmm…AUSTIN…oh yeah!!! I GET it! A hispanic liberal against this policy saying “don’t change nuthin Esse..the system is working!!”

  5. SD Fin says:

    Why is it always someone w/ a Hispanic name who’s trying to stop us from getting illegals out of our country? They’re not suppose to be her !

    And “local police already are helping federal officials prosecute and deport illegal immigrants”? I beg to differ – at least in Ft Worth as, when I was robbed twice by the same illegals (renting homes in my neighborhood), the police said they can’t do anything about it. They also don’t consider burglary a real problem but these people were stealing for drug money. Is drug use not a problem either? It is to me when they’re taking away my feeling of safey in my own home.

    1. Bob says:

      Its because although this guy may be legal, chances are his uncle Jose is illegal. The only reason so many american born Latino’s would support illegal immigration is if the have a person reason for letting it continue.

  6. LibwithIQ says:

    Apparently Acevedo hasn’t heard about the lack of police action in “sanctuary cities” Somebody has to do something to curtail illegal immigration and it’s apparent the federal government is not going to take it on themselves.

  7. Steve says:

    Could someone possibly make the comment text box text black instead of gray? It’s hard to proofread your comments before submitting. A real eye strain.

    1. LibwithIQ says:

      Good idea.

    2. funkflush says:

      Maybe it depends on your settings. My comment box is white.

    3. Jay says:

      The comment box is white, but the text is light gray….it’s ridiculous…

  8. darrell says:

    first let me say this. Illegal is illegal!!!
    if you do not have the right to be here you need to go. some will say targeting illegals is racist. it is unfortunate that it will affect a one segment of our society much more than others but it is not racialy motivated. those who make that claim are most likely looking for political gain, financial gain or are racist themselves.
    removing current and halting future illegal aliens will do more to protect this nations security than any war/s in the middle east or against terrorism will ever do. illegal aliens have themselves become economic terrorists draining billions of taxpayer dollars every year in social programs, medical expenses, lost tax revenue, entitlements, crime, jail/prison, jobs and due process.

    it is the duty of every citizen to protect this nation from foriegn invaders and subersive elements. when you illegaly cross that border you have effectively just invaded this country. you are a criminal the second your first foot hits the ground. your motivations do not matter. you have no rights. you deserve no quarter. you are an invader and a suspected terrorist from day one.

    the only difference between the terrorist who highjacked 4 planes and killed thousands on 9/11 and illegal aliens is, the terrorists had a legal right to be here. thats it. they both are commiting acts of terrorism in this country.

    we must remove these economic terrorists. illegal is illegal and this applies to all races, all creeds and all religious beliefs.

  9. Jim says:

    Rep Sylvester Turner thinks we will have rogue policeman if this bill is instituted!!! Watch out because these law enforcement officers will stop becoming policeman and become vigilante imigration officers with no accountability! Even though this bill does not force them to do anything. They willt take it upon themselves and go ROGUE!!! We all better run for our lives!! Even if we are here legally!

  10. SD Fin says:

    Austin – Texas taxpayers spent at least $250 million last year in state prison and health care costs for illegal immigrants alone.

    Our budget could be put back in the black if the millions we are spending in education, social services, gang activity & crime were eliminated by getting these people – who are not suppose to be here – out of our state. I really don’t care where they go but, if all states were really united in this, they’d leave our country.

  11. fish says:

    I am all for any and every city/town that calls it self a “sanctuary” city to lose all state and federal benefits it recieves. We need a secure border first, then sweep all these people back across it to their own countries. Tired of my tax dollars going to help them out and cover their emergency room visits to drop an anchor baby.

  12. Billy Bob says:

    Adios amigos!

  13. silverdragon8448 says:

    Just close the borders and stop money transfers into mexico. Classify all illegal immigrants as terrorist.

    1. Steve says:

      How do we know they aren’t terrorists? 100s from the Middle East w/ terrorist ties have been caught sneaking thru our southern border. Besides, cartels & gangs are terrorists. And I’m tired of hearing people whine about crimes they committed – even murder – while on illicit drugs. That’s why they were made illegal in the 1st place. Anyone want to guess why Vicente Fox legalized so many drugs before he left office? And guess what promptly started happening w/ the violence there & at the border?

  14. eric says:

    about time. these vermin and subhuman leeches are sucking the life out of this country. its time that this so called multiculturism is a weakness, not a strength . it pits races against each other, illegals cost billions yearly to support and real americans pay the bill. enough is enough.if you have cancer, you cut it out or chemo it. this cancer must be killed along. with all santuary cities

    1. Emily says:

      Vermin and subhuman leeches!?! I hope you don’t consider yourself a Christian talking like that. You should be ashamed of yourself. It’s one thing to oppose an issue, it’s another to spout that sort of hateful vitriol.

  15. nugy says:

    why isn’t illegal immigration being treated as law breaking.you come here legally you are not breaking the law.we are a country of laws.why isn’t this being enforced,if not enforced the law is breaking the law.

  16. Ellie Light says:

    Illegal = Illegal way to go TX law is loong overdue you will be joining 29 other states being sued by OBumbles & Holder

    States keep doining the will of the people (Illegals out ) you know OBumbles & Holder will keep trying to pass amnesty for those future democRAT voters

  17. Ellie Light says:

    Illegal = Illegal way to go TX law is loong overdue you will be joining 29 other states being sued by OBumbles & Holder

    States keep doing the will of the people (Illegals out ) you know OBumbles & Holder will keep trying to pass amnesty for those future democRAT voters

  18. Ellie Light says:

    Only good illegal is one that is south of the border

  19. pafaery says:

    Texas politicians are weak on immigration. They are still thinking it over and have almost decided that the best thing to do is to build toll roads. Thus increased profits for the state by charging the illegals a fee to drive to Austin, Houston, Dallas and San Antonio. Problem solved.

  20. SD Fin says:

    And, like Riddle is considering, don’t give special permission to those willing to work certain jobs like housekeeping, lawmowing, etc. Our teens & unemployeds can have these jobs as well as citizens who want to work a 2nd job. Letting illegals take them jjust continues to give them, their families as well as smugglers access to our country. If foreigners really want these jobs, they can come thru legal channels to come here.

    Next step, make it against Texas law for hospitals to give those born to illegals citizenship. If their parents hadn’t broken a federal law to get here, their kid would’ve been born in their own country. They shouldn’t be handed US citizenship – let them try it in another state & bleed off them, not Texans.

  21. spartan says:

    The only thing that I like to make clear is that no all the inmigrants are mexicans, but for some reason almos everybody have the idea that inmigrants are coming only from mexico,people need some education and study some geography and learn that there are so many spanish speaking countries in the American Continent.

    1. LibwithIQ says:

      You make a good point by by and large the majority of illegals entering into the southern border states are from Mexico. The biggest reason for this is Mexico has a stringent border policy on their southern border. Something we don’t have.

  22. SD Fin says:

    According to City-Date, if you add up the populations by race in just the 5 major cities in Texas, our state is just under 50% Hispanic. With so many of those not speaking English & millions of others speak w/ that anchor baby accent, I’d guess that a large # of those didn’t enter our country legally. I’m in Ft Worth where 3/4tds of my neighborhood doesn’t speak English, signs are going up in Spanish only, flyers & store proeducts are increasingly in Spanish only, govt docs are put in English & Spanish then again in Spanish only & has anyone looked at how many jobs that requie Spanish even tho they’re not conversing w/ a foreigner in their own country? I need a job – I can’t have one because the only qualification I don’t have is Spanish?

    I’m tired of living in Mexico. Is our whole state going to end up like El Cenizo where the major entered the country illegally then stamped the official language Spanish?

  23. SD Fin says:

    Make that City-Data. Can’t see this gray type on white very well.

  24. Bud Lang says:

    It is easy to agree that there is something that must be done about illegal immigration, however, so many of you are communicating to me that all the crimes committed are committed by illegal immigrants. Not even a hint of a chance that this is happening.

    What we need is legislation that will allow fair treatment of all human beings regardless of race, color …. you know the words. One post declares that “we need to send all illegals back to Mexico.” Does Mexico want my friends from Teguchigalpa, or Belise City (he speaks no Spanish) or Montreal. We have another who says “Obama would lose half of his voting base if there was … a mass deportation …” None of those people that he references are allowed to vote. When one realizes the intellect of those who are voting, then we might want to reconsider them, but that is another legislation.

    We have another poster who I believe is saying that he will feel safe in his home when we get this type of police power available to the local fuzz. I suggest that one get himself a badge and a gun if it happens and don’t rust his mother if she gets a badge and a gun.

    The Austin Chief believes the police already have the power to enforce the laws. Check closely and we will all agree. The legislation proposed here offers nothing to curb illegal immigration, merely to establish power to individual policemen that is more than is necessary.

    I have two daughters who were born in Costa Rica who have been profiled for 33 years, even their citizenship put into question. Ultimate power to the local cop is not the answer and Perry should know this. Congress-men and -women in Austin should know this.

    There is no way that we can curb immigration with the type of law that wreak havoc on the people of Texas by establishing a police power base that affords the kind of destructive power that it will establish. You say the power would never be unleashed upon the average citizen.

    Look again! The legislation is designed for power over the average citizen. It provides police power and Perry and company are using the anti-immigrant emotions that you are bearing and the knowledge that they know you are not bearing to gain greater power … devastating power.

    It’s a warning. I know you will take it or leave it. This is not the legislation that you need and my conscience is clear. I told you.

    1. Bite Me says:

      You “told us”. Nice little nazi.

    2. BDK says:

      You can write paragraph after paragraph after paragraph but I can sum it up with fact in one sentence. Illegal immigration is illegal.

  25. Steve says:

    Stop mulling – just do it already. People in our country illegally aren’t suppose to be here & anyone in our govt who’s pro-illegal immigration needs to get our of govt. America is for Americans & those who’ve come here legally.

    Please remove all incentives for people to come here illegally including the ludicrous idea that just sneaking over & popping out a kid gives them citizenship & free reign of our country.

    1. Erika says:

      America includes Mexico the United states Canada, central and south America u might want to look at a map!

      1. SD says:

        Yeah, like Germany is part of England. Riiiiight.

  26. Ronda P says:

    Hey, every time I am pulled over for a traffic stop the cop demands my driver’s license, insurance and registration. All these years, I thought they were just doing their job but as it turns out I have been being profiled! OMG, do you think it’s because I am over half Portuguese? You know, we look Hispanic. Also, I haven’t been as successful in my business life as I think I should be. Surely, it is because of my Hispanic-lookingness and not that I never finished college and have chosen to be self-employed.

    Get real people. Any legal foreigner that is in someone else’s country is required to show ID and carry it on them at ALL times. Surely the illegals should be required to!

  27. John says:

    This proposed is a joke, do it right are leave it along, STOP kissing the bu##s of these law brackers we don’t need them in Texas, if their not going to have guts enough to come here legiely

  28. Justin says:

    On no. Better call my rep and let her know that we don’t compromise with socialist. This is a waste of time. To allow them to enforce is a very different then to compel them to.

  29. Don says:

    Don’t “mull it”, do it!!

  30. T. Taylor says:

    They are criminals treat them like criminals, this is TEXAS no TEXACO. It is time that Texans stand up and fight back. REMEMBER THE ALAMO.

  31. Uncle sam says:

    Why should they be allowed to become citizens just becuase the can walk across our so called border. There are millions of others from countries like China, Europe and Africa etc WITH skills and brains who would like to come here too but can’t. Should they just fly into mexico and walk across? No rights for illegals, they do the same in mexico to people coming up from south america! See how they get treated in Mexico but they want us to be nice to them. wah wah. The mexican govt wants an open border becuase if the people actually had to stay they would revolt! There are only so many lawns to cut in the US and more people can’t afford them no adays

  32. beegee says:

    When most of you realize the true agenda of libTurds you will understand. They don’t care about them being illegal, gang bangers, etc… They don’t care if they kill a border agent. libTurds only care about ONE thing… by providing social services to all these people will turn them into lifelong democrats.

    I’m ready for revolution… Let’s start taking out communists first, then go after illegal invaders.

  33. Darrel says:

    It’s about time! Enforce our federal immigration laws just as Mexico enforces theirs. No more anchor babies! No more press one for English! Deport all illegals! Support LEGAL immigration, enforce laws against ILLEGAL immigration!

  34. Steve says:

    For English, stay on the line. For Spanish, go back south of the border (don’t forget to take your anchor babies w/ you.

  35. Hank Warren says:

    Out-of-control immigration, yet another violation of our rights. Add it to the list of gov’t violations of our right:
    They violate the 1st Amendment by placing protesters in cages, banning books like “America Deceived II” and censoring the internet.
    They violate the 2nd Amendment by confiscating guns.
    They violate the 4th and 5th Amendment by molesting airline passengers.
    They violate the entire Constitution by starting undeclared wars for foreign countries.
    Impeach Obama and sweep out the Congress.
    (Last link of Banned Book):

  36. Juan says:

    All I ask is that the USA and all states enforce immigration laws as vigorously as Mexico enforces their laws. No benefits for illegals, no anchor babies, jail time followed by immediate deportation. Just like Mexico.

  37. UGA Dawg says:

    Just kill them all.. Let God sort them out. Illegal Immigration is a war by another name.

  38. FedUpTxn says:

    Educate yourself Texas! Take a look at this website of the FBI:
    Seven out of ten of the most wanted violent criminals in this country are from south of our borders, some from other countries, most with multiple ID’s (one for work, one for healthcare, one for food stamps, etc.). Do you think this is racial profiling, or do you think the USA is the joke of the world for allowing this? Then ask yourself what does this cost every American citizen in increased social service, road maintenence, schools, police, courts, property taxes, etc. The immigration problem has already bankrupted California and Texas isn’t far behind. Just the town of Denton had a 130% increase in their Hispanic population in the past decade! Dallas ISD now has EIGHTY PERCENT of their students on the “free lunch” program, most of them don’t speak English! It’s not about race, it’s about crime and economic ruin. Deport every illegal Juan and make they PAY for what they have stolen from every American citizen!

  39. Joses and Marias are taking over says:

    JOSE, MARIA, MOHAMMED and FATIMA will soon take over the top baby names list! It’s not just the United States that has a problem with illegal immigration, for example in Europe (e.g. UK and France), those two countries are infested with Pakistani illegals. They have been forced to take off their burkas when they are in France. So far, Israel has the TOUGHEST illegal immigration laws in Planet Earth. You will be gunned down ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ style if you cross the Israeli-Palestine border illegally.

  40. Purcell says:

    Whites need to go extinct already. Most Pathetic race in the world.

  41. Will says:

    Sounds like a good idea to me. We all show our ID when needed,why should illegal’s be exempt ? Quit tying the hand’s of the law.

  42. Thomas says:

    Well there go Govner of texas giving these Illegals a free pass to come up here to texas and get what ever and do what ever they want even if it to cmmmit crimes of rape/muder /sell drugs and stell our jobs .There are so many on food stamps in this state that people that are native americans can’t even get food stamps .But let these illegals come up here and they get what ever they want .Put a stop to this and give police the right to check illegal statious if there illegal send them back to mexico .So Rick Perie pass a bill that will let police do there job and inforce the Immirgration Law .You have to remember we voted you in and you can be voted out So do what right send these illegals back across the DAM BORDER and stop giving them a free ride.

  43. MINDTHELAW says:

    If you are in this country illegally you are breaking the law! If I don’t carry valid ID and car insurance I can be arrested and taken to jail. Nobody is above the law! This is not about race it’s about cracking down on people who come to this country and hide behind racism and freedoms that our citizens have fought and died for and use it as leverage to BREAK THE LAW! ENOUGH. Get legal or get out! Why do people make such a big deal about states wanting to enforce the law, I mean isn’t that what a police officer took a vow to do? Stop prohibiting them from doing it. Deport people who are illegal and break the law.

  44. Beverly says:

    Legalize or send them packing no matter what country they are from!

  45. 0000 says:

    One bad thing that the Conservative GOP Ronald Reagan did is he gave amnesty to illegals back in 1986.

  46. Scott Bruce says:

    Please stop Mexico’s giant media network Televisa from pumping out their glorifying of violence, torture of women, gay bashing, and ugly racism from airing in the USA. Mr Calderon your country poisons our airwaves with this garbage. A simple search of these terms Mexican Racist TV Show shows how throwing bananas at a black man while calling him monkey is ‘laughable’?!! And then you say Arizona laws are racist?

  47. Jose says:

    Col. Qaddafi should be be brought to Texas so he can show the Republicans how to be better dictators.

  48. dtx says:

    I am a hispanic, born in texas and parents born in texas. Served in military and dad served also. I am dark skin colored and work construction. I do believe something has to be done about illegal immigration, I just hope that I am not racially profiled against. That is the only problem I think can happen to hispanic texans. You are fooling yourself to think that racism isnt going to play apart of traffic stops now in some parts of Texas. I hope we fix this issue without damaging any good american lives.

  49. Jason says:

    Now all the illegals and gangs need to do is infiltrate the police and they can import all the people they want!

  50. Ar Amytas says:

    ‘Bye bye Puncho!!

  51. Jane says:

    I am tired of the free handouts on the taxpayers dime, so yes please do something in TX. This state is over run with free handouts, free programs, free schools, free healthcare, seems nice, UNTIL you are the person paying for the free stuff! Mark Anthony, you may want a better life, but people who came to this country in the 1900’s wanted to make this a better place and raise their families here, not use the country and send everything back to Mexico. WAKE UP!!!!! The FREE GOVERNMENT HANDOUTS AT THE TAXPAYERS expense NEEDS TO STOP!!!!!!!!!

  52. Jack says:

    I think this law sounds fair. It doesn’t force an officer to ask the question but it doesn’t let the politicians prevent them from doing it. Sanctuary cities came about from politicians trying to cater to the illegal immigrant vote in hopes that one day they could grant the illegals amnesty and the right to vote. Politics has no place in law enforcement other than keeping the officers honest and reminding them that integrity is a required attribute to their job.

  53. Start the Profiling! says:

    “Critics said it would lead to racial profiling, detract from real police work and give license to rogue agents who want to harass immigrants.”

    These people are NOT IMMIGRANTS!!!!! These people are illegal aliens, a.k.a. criminal invaders, to my country! Since when is identifying, incarcerating and disciplining criminals, a.k.a. illegal aliens, detracting from ‘real police work’?

    And personally, anyone who wants to harass illegal aliens is all right with me and most Americans! Maybe if enough people made their illegal and criminal lives miserable, they would go home and tell the rest of their countrymen not to bother.

  54. Ellie Light says:


  55. Ellie Light says:


    These people are NOT IMMIGRANTS!!!!! These people are illegal aliens, a.k.a. criminal invaders, to my country! Since when is identifying, incarcerating and disciplining criminals, a.k.a. illegal aliens, detracting from ‘real police work’?

    And personally, anyone who wants to harass illegal aliens is all right with me and most Americans! Maybe if enough people made their illegal and criminal lives miserable, they would go home and tell the rest of their countrymen not to bother.

  56. Ellie Light says:

    These people are NOT IMMIGRANTS!!!!! These people are illegal aliens, a.k.a. criminal invaders, to my country! Since when is identifying, incarcerating and disciplining criminals, a.k.a. illegal aliens, detracting from ‘real police work’?

    And personally, anyone who wants to harass illegal aliens is all right with me and most Americans! Maybe if enough people made their illegal and criminal lives miserable, they would go home and tell the rest of their countrymen not to bother.

  57. Jbaby says:

    We have stopped policing our own. Americans of Hispanic descent must decide whether they are going to remain loyal to America, or their race. The race card is often thrown out as a way to stifle debate, when at the same time many Hispanic Americans have no problem giving their race preferential treatment. While this may give them more representation is the United States it also imports many of the things they left their former countries for. You can have it both ways, but the result will be an American Southwest that is every bit of Latin America. It is really up to you. Have a nice day!

  58. Phyllis says:

    Illegal immigrants only come over to our country for much the same reasons that most of Texans ancestors came over here – to find a better life for themselves and their families – although they were not from this state or country. They didn’t care if they were going to take the land from Native Americans or not – legal or not- THEY DIDN”T CARE about the “Laws.” They came ANYWAY. So why should our state “citizens”(?) deny these “illegal” immigrants the same right to inhabit this land that their ancestors sought to do? An unjust law or laws are not laws to obey and have no wieght behind them. Pass just laws only and these anti-immigrant laws are not just laws.

    1. Mr. Skippy says:

      We have just laws that our federal government will not enforce. States are forced to try to defend themselves because our federal government is ineffective / incompetent.

  59. mikejh says:

    Just another phase of the liberal agenda to destroy America from within.
    Take away the jobs(Mexicans), money(entitlement programs), freedom(TSA),
    the last step is to disarm our nuclear arsenal(START).
    They aren’t counting on our uprising, we must act now.

  60. Every life matters says:

    Help others to have the same life you want for yourselves. There are no illegal people on God’s planet. He owns it all. Remember where your own life comes from. Care about all. Every life matters. Help others to have a good life and maybe they wouldn’t think of doing crimes.

  61. Care about all says:

    And which people will police officers stop to ask for citizenship or immigrant status to determine if they are illegal immigrants? White people? Or those whose skin color is a shade darker than white? I am Native American and my children also do not have white skin either but why should they have to be worried that they could be “asked” if they are illegal immigrants if stopped by a police officer? If they are going to do this then they will need to ask every person -regardless of skin color – if they are illegal immigrants. Otherwise it becomes discrimination. If a person is stopped and asked if they are illegal and they are not, then the police officer and department should be penalized for infliction of emotinal distress on the person(s) being racially profiled.

  62. LadyTexan says:

    we need the same immigration laws that Mexico has !

  63. James S says:

    Send them all to Washington, D.C. and let’s see how long they’ll put up with them. I myself see nothing wrong with sending them home, We the people seem to be not smart enough to see their drain on our society.

  64. Rich says:

    So just deport everybody??
    Mortgages, debt and citizen family members be damned. No path to residency.

    I guess you’re ok with the notion “you’ve got to break a few eggs to make an omlet”. Forget about the human component; their not your wife or kids.

    Democrats won’t secure the border, Republicans want to put women and children on cattle cars, the country is doomed.

  65. MGTRRZ says:

    My ‘REPLY’ to Theresa Atkins is Also Directed at ALL the ‘ANTI’S’ Out there-That
    Continue to Fan the ‘Flames of Ignorance and HATE’…YOU Know WHO YOU ARE!!!

  66. Former but always a Texan says:

    Of course it’s racial profiling. Caucasians are “generally” citizens. Hispanics—sometimes yes sometimes no. Same for Middle Easterners. That’s just the way it is. It’s not picking-on a certain group of people. It is just playing the odds.

  67. JACK WEED says:

    the trend is now irreversable now in Texas…hispanics will increase in Texas Public Schools by 355% in ten years, while Anglo’s will decrease by 45% in the same period. These Neo-Hispanic communities will be inhabited by income producers 60% below the current income levels and the tax levels based on these new realities will create a new abject poverty not even seen in modern day Mexican ciities to the South…..all of this just to create cheap labor and to add a few more billionaires to the roster….what a shame.


  68. darrell says:

    i am a disabled combat veteran. the average “anchor baby” regardless of nationality or race of the mother; gets more benefits a month than i do.
    i have no issue with anyone who has a legal right to be in this country. get the right then come. until then you are not welcome. what is it we call these people when they enter iraq, or afganistan or any number of countries in africa from a neighboring country?

    TERRORIST INSURGENTS! they are economic terrorists. as such they are in violation of the law when they get here. treat them and their supporters as such. otherwise, like many of those countries, we will not survive. we will become just like mexico is today.

  69. Eric Holder says:

    Thank you for the heads-up, Texas. We will be preparing our law suit against you and will keep you informed of our progress.


    Eric Holder, AG

  70. publiccommentary says:

    This is ridiculous! Some more time wasting by Republicans and Tea Party blowhards in Austin. The state has much better things to do with its time than waste it trying to usurp law enforcement and other powers from the Federal government, which clearly has lawful authority over these matters. The idea of vesting the individual police officers with that much authority is just plain stupid and contributes to our growing “police state” mentality that George W. Bush started the push for, while using the tragedy of September 11th to justify it. The police, especially in Texas, already have far too much discretion as it is any way!! I’m sure that, if they want to “railroad” somebody they simply don’t like for whatever reason, racial or whatever that they will find a way to do so without the legislature giving them another tool to do so. Besides, if these people really are “criminals” as some of the posters on this blog indicate then why don’t the police arrest them for the crimes they are committing or have committed? Is it just too hard to arrest some for drugs so let’s get them for being illegal? In essence, I’m saying “we don’t need more laws, we need to enforce the laws we already have” that is the TRUE Republican response anyway. I thought this was the party of “less government” not more. Further, although I do feel bad for the officer that got shot in the face, as someone who worked in law enforcement for many years myself, I can truly say that that could have happened even if he hadn’t come up on an illegal immigrant. Law enforcement is a dangerous profession and there are just as many violent U.S. citizens as there are illegal immigrants. That is right “Ellie Light,” I said IMMIGRANTS, people who came here to work, etc., especially their children that were born here, have just as much of a right to be here as you or your descendants do and did by virtue of there immigrating here. Unless, they went through INS, which hasn’t always existed, then you and I and everyone else that wasn’t naturalized are “Anchor Babies” to use that hate-filled description that you folks seem to have for poor, immigrant people’s children. Whether or not they are “aliens” is a matter of terminology but they are no more criminals than anyone else who does something illegal and never gets caught. Under this definition, if you or anyone you know has ever shoplifted a gumball, even though it’s been years and nobody knows about it, then you are and always will be a criminal. For the record, it is not “YOUR COUNTRY,” IT IS OUR COUNTRY and you do not speak for everyone or even “most” of the people in it as you seem to suggest! As far as my sympathies go to the police for difficulty of doing police work, my advice to them individually is “if you’re tired of doing your job then get out of it!” I worked for many years in this field and I am well aware of the extremes that these young men and women go through to get these jobs and they certainly aren’t like soldiers that were drafted into police work. The bottom line is they wanted to be cops! Which gets down to one of my main objections to this type of legislation, those police that want this type of legislation, want it for the same reasons cops complained and still complain about the Miranda and other court decisions, because it requires them to actually have to prove the cases they bring and prevents them from arresting whoever they want to without having anything that will hold up in court to go on. God forbid someone would actually have to work and do their job. Finally, and yes I live in Texas, “when is this state going to realize that it and the rest of the Confederacy lost the Civil War?” You cannot secede! Period! End of story! The people of this state made an irrevocable decision when they joined the Union and, like it or not, Texas and Texans are a part of and citizens of the United States. It is well-established law, U.S. citizenship and the rights that come with it come before any state “citizenship” if there even is such a thing. If you, as an individual, don’t like that then move to another country, renounce your U.S. citizenship like another well known person associated with Texas and its revolutionaries’ views did, Lee Harvey Oswald, and see if that country will accommodates your views. This article proves that there are plenty of people willing to take your place!!

    1. Jbaby says:

      And you certainly do NOT speak for me!!! Have a great day!

    2. Mr. Skippy says:

      Now put your foil hat back on and go back down in the basement.

      1. publiccommentary says:

        I’m not really sure what your comment means, since you’re not very well-spoken, but if you’re suggesting that I have some sort of mental health problems because of my post, I find that “rich” coming from someone who, apparently, supports a “Tea Party,” fascist policy that is akin to the misuse of police power by the police in Old South in the 1960s that, essentially, made them an extension of the KKK. If that is your definition of sanity then you don’t need “a foil hat to go back down in the basement with,” what you need to get in a time machine were you can get in it and go back to Old South in the 1940s where racist people like you belong!! Or perhaps back to Germany in the 1930s but be sure you bring the uniform you’ve got in the closet with the swastika on the arm band so that you fit right in!!

      2. Mr. Skippy says:

        public commentary,
        You followed the liberal / Obamatron system perfectly!
        Whenever someone says something that you don’t like or you cannot refute:
        1. Blame Bush
        2. Cry racism
        How you can decide that I am racist from one sentence is beyond me.
        I could be Jesse Jackson for all you know.
        Now, get back down in the basement and play some video games.

      3. publiccommentary says:

        It was easy to determine that you were a racist based on your original postings, which I did read, and it was confirmed by your response in which you refer to a “liberal/Obamatron system” then went on to complain about other people “crying racism” and it doesn’t matter whether or not you are “Jesse Jackson” or not, there are many blacks who are racially prejudiced against Hispanics too. Further, your use of Jesse Jackson’s name in this manner is further proof, 1) you’re not black, and probably not a minority either, and 2) that you hold contempt toward just about anyone who isn’t a white “American” who doesn’t believe as you do. Further, I don’t “blame Bush” for everything, just the things he did have a hand in and I would agree that Bush is often blamed for much more than any president could have actually done. In fact, the worst proponents of this racist “secure the borders” argument weren’t mainstream Republicans it was the wacko, “Tea Party” radicals that are taking over the party now!! Therefore, I don’t “blame Bush” or “cry racism” every time someone says something I “can’t refute” or “don’t like.” For one thing, on this matter, I cannot refute just about anything you’ve said so far and, second, whether or not I like it is up to me to decide but if I don’t I’ll say so rather than blame something so nebulous as racism or an ex-president. Interestingly, I didn’t even vote for Obama and I’m not liberal but I do support fairness, I’m practical and I live in the 21st Century not the past, most of all, I can tell a racist and a bigot when I hear one speak or read their comments. If you really don’t think you’re racist, perhaps you are in denial of it. Man!

  71. darrell says:

    Baby Boomers. for all of you in this category who feel that these illegal aliens should be welcome here you are a disgrace. chances are that one or both of your parents either fought in or worked in the war effort of WWII so that you could have the freedoms we have today. yet now you want to literally give the country they fought so hard for and for ten’s of thousands gave their life for away. you insult their memory, you work to destroy everything they worked and died for so you can have a better life and yet you want to give it away. you are a disgrace to them and their memory, your families, and your country.

  72. Mike says:

    It’s not an Arizona-style law. It’s a federal government style law. The Arizona law simply mirrors the existing federal law.

  73. SD Fin says:

    Seems Acevedo & others like him are trying to create a facade of immigration control while allowing the continuation of sanctuary cities. Austin alone is 1/3 Hispanic, Houston, Dallas, Ft Worth & other major cities are equate that or more. Some ciites are becoming 70% while others are close to 100%. No one can tell me all of these people are even 2nd generation Americans.

  74. Steve says:

    Americans of Hispanic decent need to speak up cuz these illegals are making them look bad. I feel bad about that but I wouldn’t worry about profiling since, all you have to do is speak & people can tell if you’re American, just like the can generally tell that you’re Texan.

  75. SD Fin says:

    Black text in the comments box, please, we beg you! Can’t hardly tell what I’m typing. My apologies for any typos in previous posts. BTW, some of those letters just into cyberspace & some words were replaced w/ others. 😉

  76. Real American says:

    I see liberals are scared that they are going to lose their voting base ……….. and America will win

  77. Steve says:

    Remember to smile, y’all ! Texas is 175 years and one day old now ! That’s 175 yrs out of Mexico’s control… or so we thought. 🙂

  78. SD Fin says:

    I hope TX forbids hospitals to give birth certificates to those born to illegals. At least mark them as being citizens of the parents’ country.

    I don’t think it would be too difficult cuz they should have 6-9 mos of prenatal care w/ a Texas physician. Just showing up right before popping out a kid & not speaking a word of English just screams “not in the country legally”.

    This would greatly reduce illegals’ access to our social services, schools, etc. And please, remove the stipulation that every kid in the world can come here – legal or not – and go to school on US taxpayers’ dime. They haven’t put into the system plus many times they’re living 2 or more families to a house – paying taxes on one house & sending many kids into the school system. Do they pay school taxes if living in an apt?

  79. bigbiz2 says:

    Better do something fast..cause once Mexicans are elected to the State Govt ..Texas will end up like Califorbnia where you have no jobs no money but majority Mexicans with their hands out.

  80. bigbiz2 says:

    Any Mexican in American government is going to favor more Mexicans and more taxes..can’t trust em …never could

  81. Angel says:

    Well, it appears that everyone’s in favor of this. Hope the elected officials hear this loud and clear. I’d say everyone contact your district rep and ‘urge them’ into the same line of thinking. It’s time we take our county and just our own problems back.

  82. rredlum says:

    It sounds like Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo is on the take from the mexican drug lords. Otherwise why would he not want to enforce the law? Fire him!

  83. Fanny Forbes Franklen says:

    “The greater the number of laws and enactments, the more thieves and robbers there will be.”  ~ Lao-tzu


  84. Kenneth Glenn Koons says:

    Ca. is overrun by illegals=gangs, border problems even in San Diego. The SW borders are starting to look like Lebanon. TX, should have the power to protect its legal citizens from the Cartels , the swamping of their state by illegals and the Feds should be willing to aid TX as they should AZ. CA, NM et al. One gets sick of this problem since many Dems seem to think illegals made free by AMNESTY will be their new Party voting BASE. Yipe. Where does the nation’s interest come into their agenda??? Apparently it does not. Ca. is already lost in fiscal insanity by Dem reps so I pray for TX and other SW states will protect themselves and bring fiscal sanity back to their legal citizens as well.

  85. Theduderaul says:

    Escape from New York meets the Arizona immigration law.




  86. Ira Solomon says:

    Send them back. They do not help our country. They hurt it. I was glad to see the the legislator that is pushing the bill has a name close to mine.

  87. Ernie Williams says:

    Sorry folks, The last time I checked, the definition of the word “illegal” means one who breaks an established law or rule. With that in mind, ALL illegal immigrants, regardless of their country of origin, need to be sent back to where ever it is they came from. They ARE breaking the law just the same as any other criminal and need to be treated as such. The police need to take a more active role on this issue, considering that the law is being broken.

    1. RufusVonDufus says:

      Excellent, Ernie!

  88. sean patriot says:

    DONT MULL IT, DO IT !!!!

  89. RufusVonDufus says:

    F’ing liberals want Mexicans to run this country. Deport the illegals along with all of the liberals and we will be in good shape. Put the liberal in the WH at the head of the deportation line.

  90. MAJack says:

    Good for Texas, others will surely follow. A nation without borders in no longer a nation.

  91. LK says:

    What part of “illegal” do you liberals not understand?

  92. Mark Zarda says:

    I wish Kansas would do this also


  93. kentex1146 says:

    They won’t do a dam thing.

    I’m going ‘all-in’ that by 2014, the only way to get elected to state wide office and many local offices is to have your name changed to Ramirez or Salazar or Peres.

  94. Ray says:

    This is a load of garbage. Since obama won’t enforce the laws (for fear of being deported) Let’s do our job and check EVERYONE the cops stop. They already check my criminal history. It’d take about 10 seconds longer to check someone’s citizenship.

    Oh wait. They’d lose the illegal’s vote.

  95. celador2 says:

    If the poice buse their authority and fish first they will look lke Gestapo agents in WWII Germnay.


  96. brittanicus01 says:


    Laws found to be constitutional relating to the illegal immigration incursion, will give various other States the impetus to make obligatory more policing provisions. For decades previous administrations have ignored or calculatedly left America open to a free flow of foreign labor. The devastating question can this nation afford to support this illegal occupation anymore. All this time American taxpayers have been confronted with a reverse psychology, but now their eyes are fully open and at last attentive that they have been cheated. Finally numerous State Legislators have woken up to this financial nightmare, and the cost to their welfare States. Those States that have failed to acknowledge this immense cost, hidden in their States General fund and not enacting any restrictive policing laws, are going to catch the illegal alien fallout from such States like Arizona. They are leaving and heading to other places. This is not limited to border jumpers, but illegal persons from other corner of the globe.

    Large majorities are disappearing and venturing into the depreciating neighborhoods of the Sanctuary City and State of California and Nevada. However, once these illegal workers and families catch the whisper that Utah is discussing an in-State Guest worker program, the dam will collapse and foreigners in the Southwest and from other States will rush there. This happening, taking place across the US, owing to their flexible system of laws, or simply not even enforcing them. This major problem is what every state faces, if they remain indifferent. Arizona’s effective mass evacuation is happening now? So as with Utah–where does—YOUR–State stand on enforcement? All those States that are attacking Arizona’s enforcement laws are guaranteed to find thousands looking for a new home in their towns and cities. MILLIONS MAY BE ON YOUR DOORMAT NEXT WEEK OR A MONTH FROM NOW?

    You can locate your local government representative in the phone book blue pages. Your indisposed Senator or congressman can be reached at 202-224-312 in Washington. STATE LEGISLATORS MUST MANDATE THE E-VERIFY PROGRAM, TO DETECT ILLEGAL ALIENS IN THE WORKPLACE.AND BOTH PREVIOUS AND NEW HIRES MUST BE AUDITED WITH I-9 (Workers Verification forms) THE PEOPLE are so empowered now and are joining a local TEA Party. Use your vote added to millions of other delusional Americans on immigration. Study about the corruption of special interest lobbyists at Judicial Watch and everything you need to know about illegal immigration at NumbersUSA. IT’S YOUR COUNTRY? FIGHT FOR IT. SPEAK UP!

  97. STB says:

    I’m so glad to see that there are few illegal alien enablers among these commenters. I’m sick of these people flocking over here and getting over on us, milking the taxpayer for every cent they can, drunk driving, maiming, killing, murdering American citizens, committing identity theft, hurting/killing cops, and just too good to be subjected to the same laws that citizens must be under. The list goes on…How many American citizens’ lives have been affected or ruined due to our traitorous government’s refusal to do its job? Let’s all resolve to not give any aid/comfort to illegals; boycott businesses that hire them; do your own housework/lawn or even hire an out of work American to work for you at a fair price, and not peanuts.

  98. jj says:

    well i have read most all of these and i can say this i think the illegals should go back to their own country we have starvein people here people who dont have jobs cuz they have taken them over they are here workin under names that arent thiers heck i knew this person who was workin under a dead mans id now how low can that be they come here get stuff give to them when that stuff could be to help an american who helped build this country i feel like in order to fix this #1 they have to stop the child birth and them becommin legal here #2then they need to check the jobs better cuz im here to tell you 95% arent legal #3 stop the money from being sent to mexeco#make the ones that are workin that they dont catch make them pay out like we have to pay out make it as hard on them as it is on us while everyone is sittin back were going broke while mexico is gettin richer so its time ppl stand up for what is right

  99. darrell says:

    every few weeks it seems you will hear of another Naturalization Ceremony that has occured. many with hundreds of new american citizens. people from all over the world who went through the process to legally come here and legally acheive the right of citizenship. those are the “Laws” of this land.

    Hispanics are not special. they get no special rights. they deserve no special rights. they are subject to the same rules and laws as everyone else. illegal is just that. ILLEGAL! if you did not go through a process to legally be in this country you need to be removed. you are not special. if you are illegal and you gave birth to a child who became an american via the 14th amendment, that citizen needs to be terminated and mother and child deported. that was not the intent of that amendment.

    this is not about race it is about the law and economics. hispanics are not special but if you are hispanic you are probably in part to blame for this situation having come to this. if you are here legally as most are, you should have done more to curtail this instead of promotiing it within your own communities and culture. so stop crying about racial profiling on a problem you helped create. be part of the solution for once. your not special.

  100. fred says:

    you all need to learn to forgive , most of my family is illegal and belive me there not criminals. I hope none of you call your selvs christians because if you sustain such a law it looks like things are not going to look to good for you on judgement day.

  101. F***kU says:

    This is … You all are lumping a hand full of people with a whole race! Are all Americans fat and lazy? Are all Americans shameless and uneducated?
    Why are you so ready to push people who are doing most of the things you don’t want to do out? You think that if you push them out you get a better life, a better job??? NOT GONNA HAPPEN!!! You plan on taking the Chinese job as well cause they where yours to begin with?! FACE IT YOUR THE ONES GIVING JOBS UP! SO STOP USING THAT AS AN EXCUSE!

  102. JOE says:

    What is the purpose of this? I don’t see how this is going to better anything? All races have criminals in them and such. Asking the Hispanic culture if they are legal etc is not going to make Texas a better state or safer place to be in. I think that Hispanics have a great affect on the economy, if you go to a labor site and see the majority of people out there working to fix roads, public buildings, etc. it is the Hispanics. Imagine if they weren’t here to do the jobs most people will never do. This is just one of those laws that you really don’t need. I think they should do something more productive and better with all of our tax money.

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