Bills Addressing Undocumented Immigrants in Limbo

As lawmakers have largely taken a hands-off approach this legislative session on immigration-enforcement measures, efforts aimed at improving the lives of undocumented immigrants are also expected to get little momentum as the session winds toward its conclusion.

A bill that would have created a driver’s permit for undocumented immigrants in Texas, House Bill 3206, by state Rep. Roberto Alonzo, D-Dallas, has little chance of passing as a standalone measure. The same goes for House Bill 3738, by state Rep. Lon Burnam, D-Fort Worth, which would have prevented law enforcement from asking victims of crimes or witnesses about their immigration ...

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