Texas House passes three immigration bills after contentious night of debate

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Published Sep 06, 2023
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Bias Score Analysis

The A.I. bias rating includes policy and politician portrayal leanings based on the author’s tone found in the article using machine learning. Bias scores are on a scale of -100% to 100% with higher negative scores being more liberal and higher positive scores being more conservative, and 0% being neutral.


Policy Leaning Analysis

This article includes the following sentiments, providing an average bias score of -28% Liberal:

  • 2 negative sentiments for Criminal justice
  • 2 positive sentiments and 1 negative sentiment for Border control.


Politician Portrayal Analysis:

This article includes the following Politician Portrayal sentiments, providing an average sentiment of 0% Neutral and bias score of -50% Liberal:

2 negative sentiments and 4 positive sentiments for Greg Abbott
1 negative sentiment and 2 positive sentiments for Jacey Jetton
2 positive sentiments for Dade Phelan
2 negative sentiments for Ryan Guillen
1 negative sentiment for Victoria Neave
2 negative sentiments for Cody Harris
5 negative sentiments for David Spiller
2 negative sentiments for Joe Moody


Policies:

Border control
Criminal justice

Politicians:

Greg Abbott
Jacey Jetton
Dade Phelan
Ryan Guillen
Victoria Neave
Cody Harris
David Spiller
Joe Moody

Sentiments

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12% The bill was previously approved by the Senate and now goes to the governoru2019s office for Abbottu2019s consideration."
6% House approves more border wall money The House voted 84-61 Wednesday to approve House Bill 6, sponsored by state Rep. Jacey Jetton, R-Richmond, which ..."
6% House approves more border wall money The House voted 84-61 Wednesday to approve House Bill 6, sponsored by state Rep. Jacey Jetton, R-Richmond, which ..."
6% The state has spent billions, and lawmakers are proposing to spend $1.5 billion more, as part of Abbottu2019s Operation Lone Star."
4% When they returned, Phelan called for the dozens of pending amendments to be heard."
4% "If the bill is approved, the state could have about 100 miles of border barrier by September 2026 — on top of barriers built ..."
2% "The state has issued $1.5 billion in contracts since September 2021 to build the original 40 miles of border barrier; as of August, contractors ..."
-2% "The Texas House in the early morning hours Thursday approved three bills aimed at beefing up border security, one that would appropriate more than ..."
-16% "Spiller said his bill doesn’t preempt federal law and only enforces laws already in place.""
-26% "Neave Criado also said HB 4 could be thwarted by Mexico if officials there refuse to accept non-Mexican migrants returned by Texas law enforcement.""

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

52% : If the bill is approved, the state could have about 100 miles of border barrier by September 2026 — on top of barriers built by the federal government.
51% : The state has issued $1.5 billion in contracts since September 2021 to build the original 40 miles of border barrier; as of August, contractors had erected 10 miles of it in different parts of the border, including in Starr, Cameron, Val Verde and Webb counties.
49% : The Texas House in the early morning hours Thursday approved three bills aimed at beefing up border security, one that would appropriate more than $1 billion for additional border barriers, one that would allow police officers to send back migrants to who cross the border illegally and another that would increase penalties for human smugglers.
42% : Spiller said his bill doesn’t preempt federal law and only enforces laws already in place.
37% : Neave Criado also said HB 4 could be thwarted by Mexico if officials there refuse to accept non-Mexican migrants returned by Texas law enforcement.

*Our bias meter rating uses data science including sentiment analysis, machine learning and our proprietary algorithm for determining biases in news articles. Bias scores are on a scale of -100% to 100% with higher negative scores being more liberal and higher positive scores being more conservative, and 0% being neutral. The rating is an independent analysis and is not affiliated nor sponsored by the news source or any other organization.

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