Texas wants access to immigration database to check voter rolls for non-citizens
POSTED: Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 9:30pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 9:44pm
Texas officials plan to join a growing number of states across the country seeking access to a massive immigration database to check voter rolls for possible non-citizens, officials confirmed Wednesday.
Texas Secretary of State officials were drafting a letter Wednesday formally requesting access to the Department of Homeland Security database, which contains more than 100 million immigration records, said Rich Parsons, an agency spokesman.
Texas Secretary of State Esperanza "Hope" Andrade, an appointee of Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry, is the latest GOP elections leader to request access to the database since Homeland Security officials last week granted Florida permission to use the database.
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