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Gov. Abbott visiting McAllen to sign anti-smuggling bill into law

3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago Tuesday, September 21 2021 Sep 21, 2021 September 21, 2021 3:12 PM September 21, 2021 in News - Local

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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