AUSTIN, TEXAS – Yesterday, Representative Bryan Slaton of House District 2 filed House Bill 91 that will, if passed, empower Texas law enforcement and prosecutors to arrest and charge illegal aliens with the crime of criminal trespass.
Representative Slaton issued the following statement in a Nov. 15, 2022 press release:
“The crises at our southern border has taken a nose-dive under President Biden, and it has not abated. Lip-service and half-hearted attempts at securing the border are not enough. We must empower our Texas Law enforcement to do something about the flood of illegal aliens and cartel activity, and HB 91 will be an important tool in that fight. Rather than simply apprehending illegals and turning them over to federal agents, who will then release them back into the country, we can charge them with criminal trespass and prosecute them under our own State laws.”