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GOP-led states, claiming 'invasion,' push to expand power to curb immigration

Posted on AllSides June 15th, 2024
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WASHINGTON — Nearly a year since Texas adopted a law empowering state and local police officers to arrest migrants who illegally cross into its territory, Republican lawmakers in at least 11 states have tried to adopt similar measures, capitalizing on the prominence of immigration in the 2024 presidential election. The fate of the proposals — six have been enacted or are under consideration, with Louisiana expected to sign its measure into law as early as next week — is still being litigated. In a case before a federal appeals court,...

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