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Texas House of Representatives’ State Affairs Committee Considers Bill Allowing Recruitment of Amateurs for Part-Time Police Work on the Border

Texas House of Representatives' State Affairs Committee heard a bill on Wednesday that would allow the state to recruit amateurs to do part-time police work on the border, proposed by Rep. Matt Schaefer (R). The bill cites the need to protect citizens from transnational cartels and opioid trafficking, and Schaefer argues it is a response to the federal government's immigration policies. Critics argue that it is an attempt to bypass federal law and could lead to a dangerous situation if untrained individuals are allowed to enforce the law.