Senate opens hearing on immigration bill

AUSTIN, TX Gov. Rick Perry last week added immigration measures to the call of the special session last week. Public testimony at Monday's hearing is expected to last several hours.

The so-called sanctuary cities bill is fiercely opposed by Senate Democrats, who say it will lead to harassment of Latinos.

Sen. Tommy Williams, R-Houston, says police take an oath to uphold the state and federal constitutions and asking about citizenship status is good public policy.

Democrats were able to block the bill in the regular sessions.

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