Thursday, December 6, 2012
A Texas state representative says he's sending a bill to Mexico's new president for illegal immigration.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas 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.