Gov. Abbott visiting McAllen to sign anti-smuggling bill into law
Gov. Greg Abbott will be in McAllen on Wednesday, Sept. 22, to sign an anti-smuggling bill into law.
Abbott will sign Senate Bill 576 at McAllen City Hall. The signing is set for 1:30 p.m. Abbott will be joined by McAllen Mayor Javier Villalobos, Representative JM Lozano, and other local officials according to a news release from the governor’s office.
Senate Bill 576 enhances the criminal penalty for human smuggling when a payment is involved and eliminates the requirement of proof for prosecution that a smuggler intended to receive payment for the crime of human smuggling, according to a news release from the governor’s office.
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