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    TX Anti-Sanctuary City Bill in State Senate

    One More Vote Needed to Pass Anti-Sanctuary City Bill in State Senate

    All Republican Senators are on Board; Contact Democratic Senators Only
    This is a special message for NumbersUSA members in Texas.

    Dear Texas friends,

    SB 358, which would prohibit local government "sanctuary city" policies that protect illegal aliens, needs just one more vote to pass the Texas State Senate. The group Immigration Reform Coalition of Texas (IRCOT) is requesting calls and emails to all Democratic Senators asking them to vote YES on SB 358 when it reaches the floor. All Republican Senators have committed to vote for the bill.

    Talking points are included farther below. The web page for each Senator includes an email form. To access those pages, click on the Senator’s name below or on the following Senate web page: http://www.senate.state.tx.us/75r/senate/Members.htm


    Democratic Senators to Contact

    Davis, Wendy (512) 463-0110
    Ellis, Rodney (512) 463-0113
    Gallegos, Mario, Jr. (512) 463-0106
    Hinojosa, Juan "Chuy" (512) 463-0120
    Lucio, Eddie, Jr. (512) 463-0127
    Shapleigh, Eliot (512) 463-0129
    Uresti, Carlos (512) 463-0119
    Van de Putte, Leticia (512) 463-0126
    Watson, Kirk (512) 463-0114
    West, Royce (512) 463-0123
    Whitmire, John (512) 463-0115
    Zaffirini, Judith (512) 463-0121


    Also, please contact House Speaker Joe Straus, Lt. Governor David Dewhurst, and Governor Rick Perry to convey that you expect them to do everything possible to get SB 358 passed this session.

    Speaker Joe Straus
    Phone: (512) 463-1064
    E-mail: Joe.Straus@house.state.tx.us

    Lt. Governor David Dewhurst
    Phone: (512) 463-0001

    E-mail form: http://www.ltgov.state.tx.us/contact.php

    Governor Rick Perry
    Phone: 1-800-843-5789 OR (512) 463-2000
    E-mail Governor Perry


    Talking Points for Democratic Senators


    · Please vote YES on SB 358 and end the dangerous sanctuary city policies in Texas. Sanctuary city policies enable violent criminal illegal aliens to remain within our communities without fear of being detected or deported. Too many Texans (including Texas law enforcement officers) have been killed or seriously injured because of the sanctuary given to illegal aliens by city officials.

    · Sanctuary policies are illegal under Federal law, but a number of local governments in Texas still maintain policies that forbid police from asking about a person's immigration status or informing Federal immigration authorities about the presence of illegal aliens. The resulting safe havens make it easier for illegal aliens, including criminal aliens, to live undetected in the United States. It is dangerous, expensive and counterproductive to keep recycling illegal aliens through our justice system.

    · Texas has sanctuary policies that do not just allow, but actually encourage illegal alien presence and activity. When public assistance agencies are prevented from inquiring about an applicant's immigration status, benefits are distributed to ineligible illegal aliens. These outrageous sanctuary policies are displacing benefits for needy Americans. Taxpayers should no longer have to foot the bill for illegal-alien public benefits.

    · 90% of the U.S. based MS-13 gang members are foreign-born illegal aliens. (per "Line in the Sand: Confronting the Threat on the SW Border," Majority Staff of the House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Investigations; 2006 U.S. Congressional Texas Hearings)

    Talking Points for Straus, Dewhurst and Perry


    · I expect you to use the full powers of your office to ensure passage of SB 358, a bill that would end dangerous sanctuary city policies in Texas. These illegal policies enable violent criminal illegal aliens to remain within our communities without fear of being detected or deported. Too many Texans (including Texas law enforcement officers) have been killed or seriously injured because of the sanctuary given to illegal aliens by city officials.

    · Texas has sanctuary policies that do not just allow, but actually encourage illegal alien presence and activity. When public assistance agencies are prevented from inquiring about an applicant's immigration status, benefits are distributed to ineligible illegal aliens. These outrageous sanctuary policies are displacing benefits for needy Americans. Taxpayers should no longer have to foot the bill for illegal-alien public benefits.

    Special Note Regarding our April 6 Alert Concerning Illegal-Alien Renting Restrictions


    NumbersUSA sent you an alert on April 6 that asked for calls and emails to the House Calendar Committee and your own Representativein opposition to SB 1398, a bill thatwould prevent Farmers Branch and other Texas cities from imposing restrictions on those who rent to illegal aliens. The link we provided in that alert for looking up the name of your Representative was incorrect. The correct link is http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/welcome.php


    We have gotten word that the House Calendar Committee is being inundated with calls. Please keep calling to ensure the defeat of SB 1398, an underhanded attempt to end Farmers Branch’s crackdown efforts.

    Thank you in advance for your assistance!
    Van Esser

    Chief, Membership Services
    Join our efforts to Secure America's Borders and End Illegal Immigration by Joining ALIPAC's E-Mail Alerts network (CLICK HERE)

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    The sanctuary city bill SB 358 has a companion bill in the House HB 404, that is still in committee.

    For links to the e-mail for the Democrat senators:
    http://www.alipac.us/ftopicp-896853.html#896853

    Links to the House Calendar Committee
    http://www.alipac.us/ftopicp-896858.html#896858
    Join our efforts to Secure America's Borders and End Illegal Immigration by Joining ALIPAC's E-Mail Alerts network (CLICK HERE)

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