Texas Eyeing Arizona Style Immigration Law – Authorities in Texas have stated that they would like to follow the example made by Arizona, and make changes to their approach to illegal immigration. They are considering developing a law similar to the one that was made in Arizona, to keep illegal immigrants from remaining in the state after they cross the border. The GOP is encouraging Texas legislators to enact a law that would make it a misdemeanor for an illegal alien to be within the state of Texas knowingly. They would also deny illegal immigrants any form of amnesty that would lead to citizenship, and would rid the state of day labor work centers that attract the illegal immigrant population. They are also looking to end bilingual education in the next three years, end financial assistance for college for non-US citizens, and put an end to babies that are granted US citizenship because they are born in the country.
This law will likely be even more controversial than the last, as it does cross barriers that were not crossed by the law in Arizona, including education and work center laws. The denial of birth certificates to children of illegal immigrants will face huge opposition from both parties, because the law will likely be in violation of the constitution, which states that all children born in the country will be given a birth certificate and citizenship.
While it is true that the laws do need to change to fix the situation, many have said that the state is looking to take it too far, and is actually violating the constitution in doing so.