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Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 5:19pm
Austin— Texas law officials are against the Arizona-type legislation that would require law enforcement officials to enforce federal immigration law.
Law enforcement officials said that they already have a lot on their hands dealing with low funds and local crime in their community and other community issues.
“I think it is a story about racial profiling people have expressed concern that some of these anti-immigrant pieces of legislation are going to create the potential for racial profiling,” District 29 El Paso Senator Jose Rogriguez said
Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo said that it would take extra money from the state to train the police to enforce the law.
The state is currently in a $15 billion shortfall.
The legislation is cutting off funds for law enforcement training to recover from the shortfall.
If this law were to pass, officers would need additional training to enforce immigration law.