Tomball State Rep. Debbie Riddle: So Eager To File An Arizona-Like Immigration Bill, She Camps Out
Her bill: A clone of the Arizona illegal-immigrant bill.
Riddle told the Fox station in Austin that the bill was just another tool for law-enforcement officers (trying to stem the brown tide, she didn't quite add.)
"It gives law enforcement officers a discretionary tool they can use in the event that someone is being detained anyway because of a warrantless arrest," describes Riddle of her immigration-related proposed legislation.
"If an officer so chooses, he can inquire as to that individual's immigration status."
Luckily, Riddle was able to file the bill this morning without incident. And we can all now await the studied, judicious, scholarly debate on the issue in Austin.
Update: Riddle also filed a bill "Relating to information regarding the citizenship and immigration status of public school students."