Texas Lawmakers Advance Ariz.-Like Immigration Bill
H.B. 296 — which would, among other provisions, authorize police officers to ask immigration status questions during routine arrests or detentions, including traffic stops — was referred to the Texas House's Committee for State Affairs on Tuesday.
Texas State Rep. Leo Berman, a Republican from Smith County, told Law360 on Wednesday that the difference between his bill and the Arizona statute turned on language.
In July, Judge Susan Bolton...
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