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Senate hears comments on cops asking immigration status

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The Texas Senate is holding a public hearing on an immigration bill that bans police agencies from adopting policies that bar officers from asking people they detain whether they are in the country legally.
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Gov. Rick Perry last week added immigration measures to the call of the special session last week. Public testimony at Monday’s hearing is expected to last several hours.

The so-called sanctuary cities bill is fiercely opposed by Senate Democrats, who say it will lead to harassment of Latinos.

Sen. Tommy Williams, R-Houston, says police take an oath to uphold the state and federal constitutions and asking about citizenship status is good public policy.

Read more: http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/chronicle/7608193.html#ixzz1PAmQ6uhv

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