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Berman plans immigration bill similar to Arizona law

April 28th, 2010 . by TexasFred

Berman plans immigration bill similar to Arizona law

AUSTIN – State Rep. Leo Berman, R-Tyler, will introduce immigration legislation comparable to a law recently enacted in Arizona, according to an aide.

Rep. Berman, who is traveling in Europe, authorized the aide to respond to KVUE News’ request for information regarding his plans for the 82nd Legislative Session which begins in January 2011.

According to the aide, Berman said his bill will be similar to the Arizona law, specifically the provision which requires local law enforcement agencies in the state to check the immigration status of individuals who they suspect of being in the United States illegally.

While the bill is expected to look a lot like the Arizona law, at least one group of Texas lawmakers notes that the Texas Legislature is very different that the Arizona Legislature.

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Aide: Texas rep. plans immigration bill similar to Arizona law

I know it’s a long shot, but it sure would be nice if Rep. Joe Driver got behind this too, it might make some of us think a lot better of him!

I know we had words in the past Joe, but this could go a long ways towards making things a lot better… I mean, since I know you’re reading here. Just sayin’…

State Rep. Solomon Ortiz, D-Corpus Christi, serves as the treasurer of the Mexican American Legislative caucus and said Berman’s bill will face a very different political reality here in Texas.

“The public that knows Leo will know this isn’t the first time he’s filed related or similar legislation,? he said. “The Mexican American Legislative Caucus is almost a third of the Texas House, so the prospects of something like this passing the Texas House is very slim.?

First, Ortiz is, obviously, a Hispanic. That’s pretty much a given. Second, Ortiz is one of those “dumber than a bag of dog crap” Hispanics that places the idea of being a Mexican-American above the idea of being an AMERICAN, a LEGAL American.

Oh, I’m fairly certain that Ortiz himself is legal, that’s not what I’m saying, but like most of the Hispanics that are against the new law in Arizona, and against it being implemented elsewhere, Ortiz automatically assumes that the word ILLEGAL means Hispanic. It does not, but many not too terribly intelligent folks have a guilty conscience or something, they don’t see that ILLEGAL means ANYONE that’s here illegally, they, for some reason take it personally, as if it’s an affront to them that a state, or a nation, would actually want to enforce the laws of the land.

Ortiz isn’t too smart either, not in MY opinion. He says, “The Mexican American Legislative Caucus is almost a third of the Texas House”. Ortiz needs to stop and think before he speaks. Almost a third? Almost? Does he not realize that “almost a third” is a losing proposition when it comes time to vote?

Ortiz’ prediction doesn’t please Texas voters like Kelly Clark who grew up in Arizona and now lives in Leander.

“I’m an American. I pay taxes. I want people to know if there is somebody here that’s going to get paid to, basically, take money out of my mouth,? he said.

Clark dismissed worries over possibly requiring local Texas law enforcement agencies to enforce federal immigration statutes.

“I think law enforcement should be upholding all of it,? he said. “I don’t think the law should change from one location to another.?

I am as likely to be asked my citizenship as is anyone else in this state. You see, here’s what the people making all the noise don’t want you to hear, police are NOT going to be *on the hunt* for ILLEGALS.

Our police will only ask you about your citizenship IF, I repeat, IF you have been stopped for some legitimate reason. The color of your skin will have absolutely nothing to do with you being asked about your legality. You will have been stopped, detained, questioned, whatever the case may be, for reasons other than American citizenship!

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