Texas May Soon Be A “Papers Please” State

Texas has decided to follow Arizona’s lead and become a “show me your papers” state. Ana Kasparian, Ben Mankiewicz, and Mark Thompson, hosts of The Young Turks, discuss. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. http://tytnetwork.com/go

“In 2010, when Arizona passed S.B. 1070 — an anti-immigrant bill requiring police officers to ask that suspected undocumented immigrants provide documents proving their legal status — the state faced a million-dollar public opinion backlash, as major businesses pulled out of events and conventions in the state. Arizona suffered a deep decline in GDP, employment levels in the construction industry have not completely recovered.

Now, Texas is set to follow suit. On Thursday, the Texas State House passed SB4, an anti-immigrant piece of legislation that would crack down on so-called sanctuary jurisdictions and penalize local law enforcement agents who don’t turn over suspected undocumented immigrants to federal authorities.”*

Read more here: https://thinkprogress.org/texas-may-be-show-me-your-papers-state-8969d8932140

Hosts: Ana Kasparian, Ben Mankiewicz, Mark Thompson

Cast: Ana Kasparian, Ben Mankiewicz, Mark Thompson


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