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Texas House passes sweeping border funding bill, guts proposed policing unit

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle threw their support behind a new requirement that the unit use only commissioned peace officers for enforcement actions.

Department of Public Safety agents arrest an undocumented migrant for trespassing private property as part of Operation Lone Star in Kinney County near Brackettville, Texas on Nov. 9, 2021. 
Verónica G. Cárdenas for ProPublica/The Texas Tribune

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