Texas’s Republican Govenor, Greg Abbott has signed a new state immigration bill on Monday, December 18th making unauthorized border crossings a state crime. This new Texas law does not take effect until March of 2024! The new law gives Texas state law enforcement officers the authority to arrest people suspected of illegally crossing the Mexican border into Texas, the law allows for jail time and removal from the Texas back to their port of entry.
For further details please review and listen to this NPR’s radio show, “All Things Considered,” broadcast, “Texas governor signs law making it a state crime to cross the border illegally‘.
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