DALLAS (AP) - Some state lawmakers want to revive the immigration debate in the Legislature.
They're proposing more than a dozen bills for next year's session that, among other things, would punish employers for hiring unauthorized workers. Others would challenge the U.S. citizenship of immigrants' U.S-born children and reverse a Texas law that allows undocumented college students to pay in-state tuition.
Other bills filed for the 2009 Legislature would require public schools to
Maintain records on students' immigration status.
Impose a fee on money wired to Latin America.
Require identification from voters at the polls.
Prohibit parole for illegal immigrants.
Create a state criminal trespassing charge for illegal immigrants enforced by local police.