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Joe Straus


Updated Monday, May 21, 2012, 11:02 AM EST


Candidate Notes

In a 2010 interview, Joe Straus was asked if he supported an immigration enforcement law for Texas.

I do not think that the Arizona law is the best choice for Texas. First, it could impose unwarranted burdens on our law enforcement personnel – those burdens should instead be borne by the federal government, which should be in charge of immigration issues. Second, we need to do what’s needed to attract significant companies to bring their workforces here. ... I am in favor of immigrations laws that make sense in Texas. I just don’t think that a law just like the Arizona law is the answer.

Since becoming Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives in 2009, the House has failed to vote on numerous pieces of immigration-enforcement legislation that have been offered.


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