Texas Tribune – Texas lawmakers are zeroing in on the border security aspect of the federal immigration reform bill filed last week, with some questioning why the measure was crafted without mechanisms to avoid a future inflow of illegal migration.
The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013 outlines a 13-year path to citizenship for millions in the country illegally, enhanced border security, required use of an employment verification system and an expanded visa system for low-skilled workers in various industries.
But critics aren’t wasting time in highlighting what they see as holes in the measure. And for some Texans, that means focusing on border security first, according to the state’s senior senator. [Read More]