Texas Bill Aims To Create Civilian Force To Detain Migrants – & It’s a Terrible Idea


US Customs and Border Protection agents guard the Paso del Norte – Santa Fe International Bridge in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state, Mexico that connects to El Paso, Texas on May 12, 2023. The United States bolted tough new immigration policies into place Friday, setting up an uncertain future for desperate migrants reaching its southern border as a top official expressed confidence the system will hold. Tens of thousands of people were expected to try to cross into the United States in coming days after it lifted pandemic-era rules, hoping to escape the poverty and criminal gangs wracking their own countries in what the United Nations called an “unprecedented displacement crisis”. (Photo by HERIKA MARTINEZ / AFP) (Photo by HERIKA MARTINEZ/AFP via Getty Images)