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GOP Gov. Abbott signs border bill that makes entering Texas illegally a state crime

Posted on AllSides December 18th, 2023
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Republican Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas signed into law Monday a bill that makes entering Texas illegally a state crime, an extraordinary step in the hard-fought legal battle between the state and the federal government over efforts to curtail illegal immigration.

The measure, SB 4, grants local law enforcement the power to arrest migrants and judges the ability to issue orders to remove them to Mexico. It has sent ripples of fear throughout the Latino community in Texas, which makes up 40% of the state’s population, and was condemned by civil rights organizations...

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https://www.cnn.com/2023/12/18/politics/texas-border-bill-abbott/index.html

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