Texas Legislation Aims to Allow Migrant Arrests and Deportation Orders

Texas lawmakers pass a bill granting police authority to arrest migrants and enabling judges to issue deportation orders, challenging federal immigration control.

Texas has approved a controversial bill that empowers police to arrest migrants who illegally enter the U.S. and allows local judges to order them to leave, potentially escalating conflict with the federal government over immigration enforcement. The bill, expected to be signed by Gov. Abbott, represents one of the nation's toughest immigration laws and raises the issue of state versus federal authority over immigration matters.