TX House Bills Would Crack Down on Illegal Immigration

Republican state lawmakers, buoyed by their party’s resounding victories on Election Day, are signaling just how far they're willing to go in cracking down on illegal immigration in the upcoming legislative session. A slew of bills filed Monday includes measures that would sanction businesses that hire undocumented workers, require state agencies to report on the costs of providing services to illegal immigrants and allow police to check an individual's immigration status on “reasonable suspicion.”

For state Rep. Debbie Riddle, R-Tomball, the chance to file her anti-immigration legislation before anyone else was worth camping out at the Capitol ...

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