Texas Bill Needs your support
- Sen. Shapleigh of El Paso has introduced a bill in Texas:
Prohibits peace officers from detaining a person based only on the
person's immigration status or nationality, and from inquiring about a
person's immigration status if it is not related to a criminal offense.
Many police chiefs are against local enforcement of immigration laws,
as this undermines their ability to build the community trust they
need to keep the peace. Localities also find the cost of enforcing
federal immigration polices burdensome.
This bill is more or less the exact opposite of HB 858
It has been introduced and is now at the Committee on Criminal Justice.
Here is the phone number to committe, as well as Sen. who chair it. We
need to call the committee office, as well as contact members and let
our voices be heard.
Clerk: Mahala Price
Legislature: 80(R) - 2007 Phone: 463-0345
Room: SHB 470
Chair: Sen. John Whitmire
V.Chair Sen. Kel Seliger
Sen. John Carona
Sen. Bob Deuell
Sen. Rodney Ellis
Sen. Glenn Hegar
Sen. Juan Hinojosa
Even though I am not in Sen. Shapleighs district, I also sent him an
email thanking him for introducing this bill and to show him support.
His email address is: eamartinez73@...