An increased security presence near the Mexican border created “ghost towns” last year, as illegal immigrants stayed off the roads. Officials hope to avoid this scenario this time around.
State Rep. Debbie Riddle says that the surge of illegal immigrants along the Rio Grande Valley has passed crisis levels, with over 100,000 expected to be captured this year.
House bill 1706 in the Texas Legislature would legally prohibiting anyone from interfering with a nursing mother in public, a protection breast-feeding advocate Michelle Hickman feels new mothers need.
Debbie Riddle (R-Tomball) who authored an Arizona style immigration bill for Texas, thinks that allowing illegal immigrants to legally drive on roadways would be slap in the face to the Texas legal system.
A state representative from Houston has filed a bill that would make it a felony to knowingly hire an illegal immigrant.