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Latino Daily News

Sunday March 13, 2011

Texas State Representative Files Bill to Create Guest-Worker Program in State

Texas State Representative Files Bill to Create Guest-Worker Program in State

Photo: Texas Republican Rep. Aaron Peña

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Texas Republican State Representative Aaron Peña is hoping Texas can learn something from Utah and their dual approach to the immigration issue. 

The former Democratic Rep who recently became a Texas Republican, filed bill HB 2757, which would “develop a comprehensive, coordinated, and sustainable state plan to address…immigration and the use of migrant workers in the state.”  Peña’s bill would call for the creation of a commission on immigration and migration that would continuously assess the state’s needs for foreign labor. 

The commission would work with the Mexican government to provide a legally migrated workforce depending on the needs of the state.  Peña is hopeful that Texas can learn from Utah where a similar measure just passed.