Texas mulls state-run border protection amid migration surge, end of Title 42
Texas lawmakers are mulling a plan to create a state-run border enforcement group amid dissatisfaction with the Biden administration's handling of border security and an onset of new arrivals.
Under the proposed H.B. 20, the state would create a "border protection unit" with the power to "arrest, apprehend or detain persons crossing the Texas-Mexico border unlawfully," according to The Hill. The enforcement group would operate in the counties directly bordering Mexico.
The measure would further make it a felony to deliberately trespass on private land to enter the Lone Star State, effectively...