Republican Texas lawmaker lauds Arizona’s get-tough immigration laws, vows to copy it

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Texas lawmaker to introduce anti-immigration bill

AUSTIN, Texas — A Texas lawmaker says she plans to push for a law similar to Arizona’s get-tough immigration measure.

San Antonio Express-News and Houston Chronicle report Wednesday that Republican Rep. Debbie Riddle of Tomball says she will introduce the measure in the January legislative session.

The new Arizona law would require local and state law enforcement to question people about their immigration status — and make it a crime for immigrants to lack registration documents.

Riddle says if the federal government did its job “Arizona wouldn’t have to take this action, and neither would Texas.”

Democrats say such legislation is misguided and predict it will hurt the GOP politically.

Information from: San Antonio Express-News,; Houston Chronicle,


April 30, 2010: 8:33 am

Bravo for Debbie Riddle; she is absolutely right. If the federal government had done/was doing it’s duty, Texas and Arizona wouldn’t be in the fix they are in. The feds should be sued for negligence.

Meanwhile states need to do the legislation and implementation of laws to control illegal immigration and manage their borders.

April 28, 2010: 9:20 pm

Plumbing can simply be compared to a toothbrush and toothpaste. The toothbrush cannot be totally effective without the use of toothpaste. The same concept applies with an economically developed city and plumbing. The city cannot acquire cleaner water without plumbing.

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