Immigrants Shocked as New Texas Bill Would Stop Them From Buying Houses

C. Heslop

The original proposed bill targeted Texas residents from Iran, Russia, North Korea, and China. It would prevent them from buying land in the state. This legislation got approval. But after the terms received edits due to pushback from immigrants. Migrants and dual citizens pleaded with senators to reduce the strict clauses.

Rather than affecting all immigrants, the bill affects one select group.

The Texas legislature passed Senate Bill 147.

The approved rule is a reduced version of the initial bill proposed by Brenham Republican Sen. Lois Kolkhorst. This legislature restricts the sale of Texas farmland to entities and citizens associated with China.

The affected immigrant group feels the ruling is unfair. It prevents them from buying a house or farmland in the state. They once felt welcome by Texas. So, the change came as a shock. These citizens want to pursue their dreams of owning a home.

Advocates who oppose this legislation want the bill's language clarified. They note vague terms, which will cause problems for immigrants in the future. Some commentators say the bill could also slow down immigrants' transition to permanent residents.

But officials say the bill serves to ensure national security.


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