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Texas mulls state-run border protection amid migration surge, end of Title 42

Posted on AllSides May 12th, 2023
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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...

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