Bills on illegal immigration, voter ID among first of upcoming legislative session

Since the recent mid-term election which resulted in a Republican majority in the House of Representatives, many conservative lawmakers have begun introducing an over 300 bills including those that would crackdown on illegal immigration and require a photo ID to vote. Representative Debbie Riddle, R-Tomball, camped outside the House chamber just to be the first in line to submit propositions that included voter ID and legislation that would allow police officers to arrest illegal immigrants. In addition, many lawmakers submitted legislation that would call for all state and local governments to participate in the E-Verify system. Many lawmakers are hoping that with the large Republican majority, many of their bills will be passed.

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