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Mon Apr 27, 2015, 01:45 AM

Texas immigration bills imperiled by time constraints, friction within GOP

AUSTIN — The clock is starting to run out on contentious immigration legislation offered this year by tea party Republicans in the Legislature.

With five weeks left in lawmakers’ session, hard-line measures — including bills on college tuition for those in the U.S. illegally and on “sanctuary city” policies — are languishing in the Senate and lacking traction in the House.

But the prospect that those efforts could fade away with a whimper doesn’t mean they’ve lost their emotional punch. If anything, the impasse highlights a simmering divide in the GOP.

Some Republicans, hoping to boost outreach to Hispanic voters, view the measures as unnecessary and needlessly inflammatory. Others, responding to the GOP’s conservative base, see an all-out response to illegal immigration as a key part of border security.

Read more: http://www.dallasnews.com/news/state/headlines/20150426-texas-immigration-bills-imperiled-by-time-constraints-friction-within-gop.ece

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Mon Apr 27, 2015, 05:09 AM

1. As long as we can all carry guns

when we go to see our Representative.

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Mon Apr 27, 2015, 07:38 PM

2. The Sanctuary cities bill is a truly odious bill

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