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Don't Mess With Texas: Senate Passes Bill Allowing Local, State Police To Arrest Illegal Immigrants

Posted on AllSides October 15th, 2023
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The Texas Senate on Thursday approved a bill that will give local and state police the authority to arrest illegal migrants by making it a state crime to cross illegally into the United States. The bill, SB11, enables law enforcement to arrest those who violate the law.

Under current law, state and local authorities must seek federal permission before arresting illegals.

"Texas reached a record number of illegal immigrant apprehension in fiscal year 2023, with over 1.84 million apprehensions in Texas Sectors," said state Sen. Brian Birdwell, author of the legislation. "As a result...

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