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the debate: HB22
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Comments from Debbie Riddle

Currently, schools require the legal guardians who enroll a student to provide a birth certificate or other identifying information for the student, but they don't record the student's citizenship or immigration status. HB 22 would ask school districts to record the citizenship and immigration status of students in the district upon the student's initial enrolment, and report that information to the Texas Education Agency via the district's PEIMS report. The information would be kept strictly confidential, and the student's status would not be a condition of the student's enrollment.

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(Montgomery County) February 23, 2011, 2:27 pm report abuse
The cost of illegal immigration to Texans
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(Travis County) February 3, 2011, 12:58 pm report abuse
(Harris County) February 1, 2011, 9:22 am Thumbs Down report abuse
The role of an educator is to educate. This bill would scare families away from schools. It is totally a waste of taxpayers money and also an injustice.
(Travis County) January 18, 2011, 7:25 am Thumbs Down report abuse
The Riddler's bill will simply scare illegal aliens from sending their children to school, of whom 80% were born in America and are therefore citizens.
(Travis County) January 18, 2011, 4:59 am Thumbs Down report abuse
Respectfully, if Debbie is going to fund this personally, ok, but school taxes are way up. I hear the quality of education is down. Another posturing bill with a potential to waste a lot of money and time.
(Bexar County) January 17, 2011, 11:06 am Thumbs Up report abuse
We need to aggressively address the problem of illegal aliens living in our state. The spillover violence is just another indication that we have not maintained a secure border. I will support ANY legislation that actively attacks those who are here unlawfully. ALL of those here unlawfully.
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(Hays County) January 17, 2011, 6:27 am Thumbs Down report abuse
This bill does not require someone to be a citizen to attend Texas schools. It simply gathers information that will (without a doubt) be used at a later time to remove illegals from our schools systems. While the information would be interesting, the burden of gathering that information is placed on the local school which is already facing budget and staffing cuts this session. I just don't see it happening.
(Travis County) January 15, 2011, 12:26 am Thumbs Up report abuse
This would require people to be here legally in order to attend our schools. How could anyone be against that? When it comes to our laws, we must judge with neither Passion nor Prejudice. We have laws, you break them, you pay the consequences. And just because you're the offspring of the criminal doesn't mean you should get away without penalty.
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