SB 9 passes Texas Senate, LP yells for help to stop Real ID

Posted: May 4, 2011 in Texas Real ID Budget and Extension

REAL ID Act Being Implemented in Texas c/o Ellis County Observer

[Texas] Senate Approves Major Homeland Security Bill – The Texas Tribune

The bill would require all law enforcement agencies to adopt Secure Communities, a program administered by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, in which local law enforcement compares the fingerprints of those arrested to a DHS database to determine if the individual can be deported. The bill also would institute stronger penalties for a laundry list of felonies. It would codify proof-of-citizenship requirements for driver’s licenses and state-issued IDs. It would establish an automatic license-plate reader pilot program for vehicles used by DPS officers, and it allows DPS to commission special unit of Texas Rangers to, among other things, conduct background checks, monitor sex offenders and assist during disasters.”  :::MORE HERE:::

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