Texans for Strong Borders Urges Governor Abbott to Push Governor DeSantis’ Policy Enhancements in Texas


Texans for Strong Borders Urges Governor Abbott to Push Governor DeSantis’ Policy Enhancements in Texas

Houston, TX, February 24, 2023 — Yesterday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis released a new plan to protect Floridians from the effects of the border crisis and discourage illegal aliens from settling in Florida. This plan includes:

  • Expanding E-Verify to require all employers in Florida to use E-Verify to determine employment eligibility, make it a felony to use false identification to obtain eligibility, and allow for license revocation if an employer violates E-Verify requirements twice within 24 months
  • Prohibiting out-of-state tuition waivers at colleges and universities for illegal aliens
  • Prohibiting local governments from issuing ID cards to illegal aliens and invalidates out-of-state licenses issued to illegal aliens
  • Requiring affirmation of US citizenship to register to vote
  • Requiring hospitals to collect data on immigration status and report on cost of care
  • Enhancing penalties for human smuggling, including a 15 year minimum on smuggling of minors

Texans for Strong Borders President Chris Russo issued the following statement:

“We applaud Governor DeSantis for taking the lead and proposing impactful reforms that seek to turn off the magnets that draw illegal aliens to cross our borders and that keep them here. Expanding E-Verify and prohibiting in-state tuition for illegal aliens are two of our top three legislative priorities, and we hope that Governor DeSantis’ plan will put pressure on the Texas legislature to act.”

Russo further added:

“For too long, Florida has led and Texas has followed when it comes to dealing with the catastrophes unleashed upon citizens by the Biden Administration. It is time for Governor Greg Abbott to start a serious push for reforms that will actually stop illegal aliens from crossing into and settling in Texas, and for the legislature to follow suit. Texans have always been leaders, and combating this unprecedented border crisis should be no different.”


About Texans for Strong Borders

Texans for Strong Borders exists to advance sane immigration policies in the best interest of citizens. Our organization provides policymakers with resources to make informed decisions and as a conduit for the grassroots to engage with elected officials. We believe in stopping illegal immigration and a legal immigration policy that serves the interests of Americans. Find out more at StrongBorders.org.

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