Immigration bills dwindle at Texas Legislature

Immigration road block

Two years ago, state lawmakers filed about six dozen bills dealing with illegal immigration. So far this year, the count is in the single digits. Even more remarkable is the tone of the discussion.

In 2011, lawmakers spent a lot of time on Gov. Rick Perry’s legislative priority to ban sanctuary cities, which ultimately failed. Some members took to the House floor to hammer home the issue of illegal immigration.

Contrast that with this session.

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