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Texas Lawmaker To Invoice Mexico’s New President


Aired 12/6/12

A Texas state representative says he's sending a bill to Mexico's new president for illegal immigration.

via Lyle Larson for State Representative, District 122 Facebook page

— A Texas state representative made national headlines earlier this year when he sent Mexico a bill for illegal immigration. Now he says he’s sending another invoice to Mexico’s new president.

It was last March that State Representative Lyle Larson sent Mexican President Felipe Calderon a multi-billion dollar bill for the services that Texas provides immigrants who are here illegally.

Last Saturday, Mexico inaugurated a new president, Enrique Peña Nieto, and Larson said he can also expect to get a bill.

“We have a lot of cost associated with hosting folks who are here illegally from that country," Larson said. "Both education, health care, housing. From an education standpoint, the issue of the DREAM Act, most of those folks are coming from Mexico.”

Larson, a Republican, has also proposed legislation to end in-state college tuition for students who are not in the country legally.

Larson said he wants to start a dialogue with the new administration in Mexico about finding a way to work together to end illegal immigration. Part of that dialog would include reimbursing Texas $3 billion to $4 billion a year.

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Avatar for user 'commus'

commus | December 6, 2012 at 2:44 p.m. ― 4 years, 3 months ago

Why no bill to the countries south of Mexico where so many originate?

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niksan | December 6, 2012 at 2:55 p.m. ― 4 years, 3 months ago

Good for the Texas Representative, but what is the next step? will be a bill for the countries of the middle east? china.....? Cambodia...? Korean......? Russia....? all south America? HHHAA It is SO RIDICULOUS. with all my respect. Mr. representative PLEASE don not waste your time is that issue.

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2dalesdad | December 6, 2012 at 6:03 p.m. ― 4 years, 3 months ago

Wait just a minute....I have found another source of income for California! As we fly the illegals south...we send them COD....that way we can deduct $1dollar 2.80 for each plane

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Missionaccomplished | December 6, 2012 at 9:32 p.m. ― 4 years, 3 months ago

Is that "dialogue" Texas style? lol

This clown just wants attention. Surely he's been on AM Hate Radio talk shows.

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Peking_Duck_SD | December 6, 2012 at 9:52 p.m. ― 4 years, 3 months ago

Just when I keep thinking Texas politicians can't embarrass themselves further, another one more whack than the last comes out of the woodwork and says or does something ridiculous.

Any state that elects a governor who, when he speaks, instantly reveals he's at about a jr. High school level of education has problems.

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BurroHall | December 8, 2012 at 6:35 a.m. ― 4 years, 3 months ago

Hopefully, Mexico won't send a counter-invoice for all the damage Texans have done by funding and arming the drug cartels there.

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