Abbott tests feds by urging Texas troopers to return migrants to border

7/8/22
 
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from The Washington Post,
7/7/22:

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott ordered state National Guard soldiers and law enforcement officers Thursday to apprehend and return migrants suspected of crossing illegally back to the U.S.-Mexico border, testing how far his state can go in trying to enforce immigration law — a federal responsibility.

The order comes days after a group of right-wing Texas officials — alongside a few former Trump administration leaders and U.S. Rep. Chip Roy (R-Tex.) — asked the Republican governor to invoke the state and U.S. constitutions in declaring an “invasion” at the southwest border and to use his powers to repel it.

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