The Texas House also voted to spend $1.5 billion on new state border walls, though that measure must be reconciled with the Senate version before it’s sent to Gov. Greg Abbott for consideration.
Source: Texas Tribune BY Uriel J. Garcia
Photo: Migrants talk to Texas National Guard and Texas state troopers along the banks of the Rio Grande in El Paso in December 2022. The Texas House tentatively passed bills that would appropriate more money to build border barriers and make illegally crossing the border into Texas a state crime. Credit: Ivan Pierre Aguirre for The Texas Tribune