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Texas Senate moves border bill that allows state police to arrest migrants at U.S.-Mexico border

Two immigration bills advanced in the Senate on Thursday evening. A bill that would increase the minimum sentence for smuggling migrants passed with bipartisan support and will head to the House.

Smugglers use a raft to transport migrants from Mexico across the Rio Grande into the United States, in Roma, on Aug. 26, 2022.

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