Senate Bill 3 would also appropriate $40 million for state troopers to patrol Colony Ridge, a housing development outside of Houston, and allow the state to send money to local jurisdictions to offset the cost of enforcing another immigration-related bill.
Source: Texas Tribune BY Uriel J. Garcia
Photo: Texas National Guard and Texas state troopers position themselves on the banks of the Rio Grande on Dec. 20, 2022, in El Paso to manage a large influx of migrants. State lawmakers have approved a bill to spend more than $1.5 billion for additional barriers on the Texas-Mexico border. Credit: Ivan Pierre Aguirre for The Texas Tribune