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Texas civilians joining Border Protection Unit sparks fears of "vigilantes"

Posted on AllSides May 10th, 2023
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New Republican legislation in the Texas House includes the option for average citizens to take action as part of a border policing unit aimed at countering illegal immigration. House Bill 20, authored by Republican Matt Schaefer, creates a Border Protection Unit in which commissioned officers and nonmembers of law enforcement can "arrest, apprehend or detain persons crossing the Texas-Mexico border unlawfully" in border-region counties. Texas has been at the forefront of the immigration debate and took matters into its own hands early Wednesday morning, one day before the Trump-era Title...

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