Texas immigration enforcement bill has echoes of Arizona's infamous SB 1070

By Lauren Gilger
Published: Monday, October 30, 2023 - 11:23am

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Title 42
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
ICE Air Operations transport Mexican nationals to the interior of Mexico under Title 42 in May 2020.

The Texas House passed sweeping immigration-enforcement legislation late last week that echoes Arizona’s own controversial immigration measure of more than a decade ago, SB 1070.

Texas' House Bill 4 steps up enforcement measures that local law enforcement can take to make unauthorized entry across the border a Class B misdemeanor and to allow law enforcement to order migrants to return to Mexico instead of arresting them.

Julian Aguilar with the Texas Newsroom talks with The Show more about the bill. 

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