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Texas Republicans add Arizona-like law to platform

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posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 01:00 AM
Local Area Article

Texas Republicans voted Saturday to call for a state law to require local police officers to verify that people arrested on suspicion of a crime are in the country legally.

If Republicans have their way, the Legislature would make it a crime for an illegal immigrant to “intentionally or knowingly” be in the state of Texas.

Ultimately, delegates voted to “oppose amnesty for illegal immigration, period,” with the exception of military service. The delegates also wanted an end to birthright citizenship — the policy that someone born in the U.S. is a citizen even if his parents are not— and asked to federal government to clarify laws on the issue.

Along with its tough stand against immigration, the platform calls for repeal of the recently passed federal health care law, the downsizing of the federal government, the scrapping of “cap and trade” environmental proposals, and support for state sovereignty.

Well, I knew there was talk in Texas about introducing an Arizona-like law here, and it seems that it's finally happend. Personally, I support the idea, but I will have to look at the actual bill being introduced before I can say 100% that I fully support it.

Im suprised Rick Perry dosent agree with this -

Gov. Rick Perry has said he doesn’t think Texas should adopt a law similar to Arizona’s.
Since its close to election time, I thought he would be all over this. Definantly not voting for him this year, I made that choice long before.

On the amnesty part stated above, I pretty much agree with what they said. No amnesty at all, unless the person served in the military.

This is something im watching closely, because it is the state I live in. What are yalls opinions on this?

posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 01:07 AM
I wonder how well this law if passed would go over in Austin since they boycotted Arizona ?
I too, am surprised about Perry....

posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 01:13 AM
reply to post by toolstarr

Austin (just the city gov), atleast from my personal experience, dosent go hand in hand with the people of the state. The saying "Keep Austin Weird" goes on all levels. Literally everyone I talk to (friends and people in school) about illegal immigration supports Arizona's law and would like the same here.

I think Perry is done this year. Nobody I know supports him anymore.

[edit on 13-6-2010 by buni11687]

posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 01:14 AM
I'm Proud of ya Texas.

Make the phone calls to your representative in your home towns and your capital.
Send the e-mails totally swap their message machines, fax machines and e-mail box. Get the word out, tell them, it's voting time.
Vote Out That P O S Governor Perry. Call your local talk radio stations ask them what they heard, if they'd talk about it.
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[edit on 13-6-2010 by guohua]

posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 01:24 AM
Go For It TEXAS.
Make Your Voice Heard. It's their job, you hold their little cold hearts in your hands, VOTE!

[edit on 13-6-2010 by guohua]

posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 01:24 AM
I sometimes wish it was more like Austin all over Tx.. not on the immigration issue necessarily, but just full of interesting laid back, peaceful people, with a mix of cowboys and good ol' boys too.

I cant wait till Perry is gone, but I doubt who ever is next is any better.. they never are.

Its like that bumper sticker~ Democrats and Republicans. Same Sh*t. Different Piles.

posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 01:25 AM
YEE-HAW !!!!
however, I think Texas should have mirrored
AZ's law cuz it was identical to the Federal Law.
If you start making clones of laws, then the states
can't comply with each other and be united in their

TX's new law says they have to be arrested first
for a crime. AZ's law does not require them to be
arrested, just under suspicion for another offense.
They need to be identical to be effective overall.

posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 01:35 AM
Folks, I'm from Austin, and Austin didn't vote to boycott Arizona. Our douchebag city government decided all on their own that they would try to take some boycott actions that basically resulted in nothing. Public sentiment in Austin falls decidedly on the side of the Arizona law, and if it makes it to a vote, expect it to pass with an authoritative and resounding win. Austin is starting to become a hub for border related drug activity, and the people of Austin are fed up. As for Rick Perry, I used to respect him; hell, I even voted for him once, but he has become an arrogant, self-serving douche-king, and is too much of a chickensh** to take a stance on anything. Anti-incumbent sentiment will eventually claim him as a casualty, but for now, we have to endure Mr. "Adios Mo-fo" (yeah he was actually recorded saying that - check it on youtube) as our governor. The only chance he has to save his political career is to come out in favor of this bill. If he does not, he'd better be networking for a private sector job, or relocate his political aspirations somewhere outside TX. Personally, I support anti-immigration legislation, and I will support any "buycott" movements to aid any state which has been boycotted due to having enacted such legislation. Look at the state of affairs in California...that is the endgame of illegal immigration. And they have the audacity to threaten to boycott AZ??? What a joke.

posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 01:37 AM
reply to post by toolstarr

I totally agree with what you said about the Austin part. I love the way the people are laid back and peaceful.

I was hoping Debra Medina would of made it to the governers race, but she didnt reach enough people in time. Ive been trying to find Bill White's stance on illegal immigration, but I havent found anything yet. Ive sent him an e-mail, but nothing back yet. Im not sure if I want to vote for White in November, but im definantly not voting for Perry.

posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 01:37 AM
Upon further reading, I agree with your assessment. There should not be any need for an arrest, just suspicion.

reply to post by boondock-saint

posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 01:42 AM
As one who supports Arizona, am I the only one who has a serious problem with the "illegal except if you want to serve in the military" aspect of this?

If they're illegal, they're illegal. Don't cookie cut the issue by trying to suggest it's okay if they want to die for the U.S.

posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 01:49 AM
reply to post by Legion2112

Everones entitled to their own opinions, but personally, I belive if someone wants to give up 8 years if their life into the military, then I think they should be able to become a citizen. They are going to have to learn english (fluently), and will get plenty of discipline, training, and a good understanding of how things work here in the US. If I fought along side a person that wants to become a citizen of my country, then I would accept them.

--I hope they are talking about military service in the US, not the immigrants country that they came from. If they are talking about the other countries military service, then I totally do NOT support it. Only if its the US military, then I support it.

posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 01:49 AM
reply to post by buni11687

Well being that I live in the Capital City of Texas, I can't say I am surprised one bit.

Mostly the birthing of child in the us and that gives them citizenship, that makes me mad. I pay top dollar for my insurance so why should someone here illegally get insurance for free?

Anyway lets see what happens.

As for those committing crimes, I thought they checked this anyway?

posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 02:01 AM
reply to post by theability

I hate how some how illegals come here, have a baby, and then get a bunch of benifits, along with free citizenship for the baby. And its not just 1 baby most of the time, its 5, or 10 +.......I dont want to sound like Im being mean to babies, but its their parents fault if they get deported under the new bill.

posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 02:08 AM
reply to post by buni11687

I was reading in other threads that families wait to come to places like Texas in there 30 plus weeks of pregnancy and then get citizenship for their baby then the entire family shows up!

WHAT? My god how are they allowing this to happen? It makes no sense that we have these issues in our country with our own populations and now they freely give these things to people that shouldn't even be here.

posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 02:12 AM
This doesn't surprise me in the least about Texas. I am just wondering when the automatic executions are going to start.

posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 03:17 AM
yes my grammar skills are lacking abit and it's been brought to my attention more than a few times on the site by many but i live in dallas where somehow somebody let 300,000 no speaky de english people in so why would i want to sharpen up my grammar skills when they never plan on learning the language in the first place and rick perry has placed voting signs in spanish directing them to area hospitals and their birthing rooms then the rest of the family comes all ten or so maybe 2 pay taxes and then obama and his mama come along and say what a lovely family they're going to need full health benefits obama's lovely wife jezabel turns to him and says you know honey maybe if we stopped the benefits that are paid to anyone over 70 you know the ones that have paid their taxes for the last 50 yrs or so may be we could help these new comers with their plight

posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 10:53 AM

Originally posted by whatukno
This doesn't surprise me in the least about Texas. I am just wondering when the automatic executions are going to start.

whatukno, I see your still spreading your Americans BAD, Illegals GOOD,
Begin Quote"I am just wondering when the automatic executions are going to start." End Quote by the 11th. District of the State of Michigan Independent Congressional Candidate whatukno.
I have an idea, You stay up north with your ACORN and Illegals and lying politicians, we here in the boarder states will contend with our own problems in a constitutional law abiding way. You continue to hold their hands up there in Michigan and give out welfare checks and keep the brain dead voting for you.
We out here in the boarder states will dispense justice legally and honestly and in accordance with the will of the people.

I know your next post will be claiming we are all Racist, White Supremacist and Neo-Nazis, I read all your post to me and friends in another thread.
Your a politician, You don't understand the statement: The Will Of The People.
Your more concerned with that next big interest check from your lobbyist friends.

Remember to do like your buddy Gov. Rick Perry did. Get your vote for me signs printed in Spanish too. I'm sure your local ACORN office will help with that.
Go For It TEXAS, Make Us Proud, Vote out the low life's catering to the Illegal of any race.

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posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 06:33 PM
reply to post by buni11687

I hear what you're saying, it's just that it seems a little one-sided to me. For God's sakes, West Point grads don't have to remain enlisted that long.

posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 06:37 PM
good, i wish this hippy state of california would get with it, but they are to busy not reading the laws right.

really it's hilarious, you are breaking the law if you enter illegally, yet the mayor of los angeles is fine with it! truly amazing!

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