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Relating to the enforcement of immigration laws, to the investigation, prosecution, and punishment of certain criminal offenses concerning illegal immigration, and to certain employment and labor practices and requirements regarding immigration and immigrants; providing civil and criminal penalties. Read & Follow the Bill
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HB 296 is similar to the AZ bill. The first part was found to be unconstitutional by a federal judge in Phoenix, AZ. because it allowed local law enforcement officers discretion in choosing who they will ask about immigration status. In my bill, local officers who stop anyone for a traffic violation must ask everyone the same questions concerning immigration status. In that way, there is no discretion, therefore no profiling. The bill also requires employers to use E-Verify and prohibits sanctuary cities.

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(Travis County) February 17, 2011, 10:49 am report abuse
Introduced and referred to committee on House State Affairs (2/15/11)
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