Texas Governor Greg Abbott Set to Approve Legislation Granting Police Authority to Detain Undocumented Individuals

Texas Governor Greg Abbott is intending to sign a bill into the law which would allow the state’s police officers to take illegal immigrants into custody. A tweet by Citizen Free Press shows an excerpt of the Fox News interview in which Abbott makes the announcement, drawing a strong reaction from people. The news brings into focus the ongoing immigration crisis at the border and the government’s failure to enforce immigration law. Critics argue that the move could lead to racial profiling. This article also highlights how other political leaders, like Donald Trump, are vowing to address the immigration problem. The battle between state laws and federal authority appears to be looming.