Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Star-Telegram / AP:Variety of Immigration Bills Await Texas Lawmakers Texas lawmakers are poised to pounce on illegal immigrants when they start their next session in January, filing a slew of get-tough bills including one designed to challenge the automatic citizenship of babies born in the United States. The bill by Republican state Rep. Leo Berman of Tyler would bar the babies of illegal immigrants from receiving state benefits such as food stamps, health care or public housing. Other proposals would tax money that is wired to Mexico or Central and South America, end a policy that lets undocumented college students qualify for in-state tuition rates, and authorize the state attorney general to sue the federal government to recover money Texas has spent dealing with illegal immigration.