January 15, 2010
[efoods]Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison’s plan for security along the Texas-Mexico border includes expanding state participation in Homeland Security programs that let local law enforcement officials enforce some federal immigration laws and that verify whether a person can legally work in the country.
Hutchison unveiled the plan Tuesday during a news conference at her Houston campaign headquarters.
She is challenging Republican Gov. Rick Perry for the GOP gubernatorial nomination, which should be decided in the March 2 primary, although a third candidate, Republican Debra Medina, could force the race into a runoff.