TX: Perry adds immigration items to special session

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June 7, 2011
Houston Chronicle    
Posted in News

"Gov. Rick Perry added immigration legislation to the special session's agenda on Tuesday, including a measure that would remove local law enforcement agencies' ability to make immigration violations a lower priority. Other items he added include how local police use the federal Secure Communities program to check people's immigration status when they are arrested, and checking an applicant's immigration status before issuing driver's licenses and personal identification certificates, according to a statement from Perry." [editor's note: In other words, Perry is courting the Know-Nothing vote should he enter the presidential race - TLK] (06/07/11)


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