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Abbott Signs Bill Subjecting Illegal Border Crossings To State Jurisdiction

via KENS 5: Your San Antonio News Source
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Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed multiple laws aimed at tightening security at the Texas-Mexico border.

The legislation makes illegal border crossing a state crime, subject to imprisonment or deportation.

This move is expected to face legal challenges from the Biden administration due to immigration falling under federal jurisdiction. (Trending: FBI Bribery Probe Caught Joe Biden’s Brother On Tape)

The law, set to take effect in March, allows Texas police to arrest those suspected of illegal immigration, with subsequent arrests carrying more serious penalties.

“Today in Brownsville, I signed three new laws to better protect Texans AND Americans from Biden’s open border policies,” Abbott wrote.

“Illegal entry into Texas is now a crime subject to removal or imprisonment. Texas will also fund new wall construction & increase human smuggling penalties.”

“The consequences of it are so extreme that the people being smuggled by the cartels, they will not want to be coming into the state of Texas,” he added.

Abbott estimated the legislation would significantly reduce illegal immigration, but it has already sparked opposition from the ACLU of Texas and congressional Democrats, who intend to challenge the law.

“SB 4 is dangerous for the people of Texas and interferes with the federal government’s exclusive authority over immigration and foreign affairs,” a letter signed by more than 20 congressional Democrats read.

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