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Anti-immigration bills dying on the vine

I think I’m going to just got to the executive summary at the bottom of this DMN story.

AT A GLANCE: WHERE 3 KEY MEASURES STAND

1. Repeal of tuition law: Seeks to change the 2001 law that allows some students who are in the country illegally to pay college tuition at in-state rates.

Status: Out of Senate committee. May not have enough votes to be heard on Senate floor. No House committee hearing scheduled.

2. “Sanctuary cities” bill: Would bar local rules that prohibit police from asking the immigration status of people they stop.

Status: Out of Senate committee. May not have enough votes to be heard on Senate floor. No House committee hearing scheduled.

3. Interstate border security compact: Would potentially allow Texas and other states to enforce federal immigration laws — and perhaps to create their own border security force.

Status: Out of Senate committee. Prospects in full Senate unclear. No House committee hearing scheduled.

See here and here for the background, and read the story for the details. Having been pessimistic about these bills before, I’m delighted to see this. The real question is whether the lack of action on one or more of these bills will cause Greg Abbott to call a special session, a topic Ross Ramsey discussed in the Trib on Monday. I’m not going to speculate, I’m just going to keep rooting for these bills to stay bottled up, and we’ll take our chances from there.

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