If this happens, this would at least slow down illegal immigration. On Wednesday, March 15th., The Washington Free Beacon ran this headline, “Texas Takes Matters Into Own Hands, Moves To Make Illegal Immigration a State Felony”
Texas state Republicans are pushing legislation to make illegal entry from Mexico a felony, a move that comes as Texas lawmakers accuse the Biden administration of leaving border states to fend for themselves against the immigration crisis.
The bill from Republican state representative Matt Schaefer would also create a “Border Protection Unit,” a larger state border patrol team to address the surge in migrants, Fox News reported. The bill must pass the legislature before the end of May to become law.
The Border Protection Unit would be headed by a governor-appointed unit chief, who could recruit a militia of civilians without felony convictions to “participate in unit operations and functions.” Illegal immigrants who are arrested could face up to 10 years in prison and thousands of dollars in fines.
“Right now we can use all the help and any help at all that we can get, because we’re being overrun down here and on the borders,” said Zavala County sheriff Eusevio Salinas.
Thomas Robb, the National Director of the Knights Party of the Ku Klux Klan, centrally based in Harrison, Arkansas, spoke from his National Office saying, “This is something that should be enacted Nationwide. Any illegal caught in America, when found, should be deported immediately and banned from ever entering America again. Our Southern border isn’t just being breached, it’s being overthown. I recently saw on the news that these illegal invaders are trying to force themselves across the border. From what I have seen, these people are anything but peaceful. In my opinion, I feel like our National Guard should be positioned along the border and given orders to meet force, with equal to, or greater force. If these illegals choose, even lethal force. It’s our governments duty to protect citizens of America from these types of people, not invite them in. If I came to your house, and you didn’t want me there, and I refused to leave and still tried forcing my way in, what would you do? You have your answer in your mind right now, and now we need to use that thought to control our borders and protect White America.”