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Criminal Law and Immigration Law Policies

The Harris County District Attorney’s office is looking at a new policy that would require individuals to swear under oath that they are in the country legally before being able to take advantage of a plea bargain for probation.  The Houston Chronicle reports that this policy, while not currently in effect, is being considered in an effort curb Houston’s problem with illegal immigrants.  The policy is at odds with some state laws which REQUIRES probation for certain first time drug offenders.

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