Texas Latino Democrat slams GOP for state bill to detain, remove people suspected of illegal immigration status

Posted on AllSides October 29th, 2023
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The Texas House approved a bill that would allow local and state peace officers to detain and remove to Mexico people who they think are here illegally, dismissing pleas from a Latino lawmaker who scolded, "Y'all don't live in our f---ing skin."

The bill's passage came early Thursday morning after Republicans truncated debate on the legislation, employing a rarely used procedure to cut off amendments Democrats could propose beyond those that were on the House speaker's desk.

After Democrats failed to undo that restriction, Rep. Armando Walle, D-Houston, lit into Republican members....

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