Texas governor authorizes state to return migrants to border

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Hi Mike Ross you're reporting the Texas governor authorizes the state to return to migrants to the border Texas governor Greg Abbott stepped up his efforts to stem the flow of migrants Thursday authorizing state troopers at National Guard members to apprehend and transport migrants to the U.S. Mexico border Abbott stopped short of authorizing the transport of migrants across ports of entry into Mexico but his order is an untested expansion of powers for the National Guard and state police The federal government not states as responsibility for enforcement of immigration laws Abbott blames the Biden administration for the rise in migrant crossings On the Texas border U.S. authorities stopped 523,000 migrant crossings between January and May up from 417,000 over the same span a year ago I'm Mike Gracia

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