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"I fully recognize and support a state's right and obligation to protect its citizens, but I have concerns with portions of the law passed in Arizona and believe it would not be the right direction for Texas," Perry said in a written statement.
"For example, some aspects of the law turn law enforcement officers into immigration officials by requiring them to determine immigration status during any lawful contact with a suspected alien, taking them away from their existing law enforcement duties, which are critical to keeping citizens safe."
“Texas owes it to the brave law enforcement officials, who put their lives on the line every day to protect our families and communities, to give them the discretion they need to adequately do their jobs,” Perry said in placing the issue on the agenda. The bill is designed to prevent policies that effectively allow cities to become “sanctuaries for illegal immigrants,” he has said.
Originally posted by Bobaganoosh
Why Texas as a whole falls for these types of political leaders is beyond me. .