are aware of the proposed legislation but are not commenting at this time.
The bill, known as Bill 20, has sparked controversy among supporters and opponents.
Supporters argue that it will help crack down on illegal border crossings and protect Texans, while opponents fear that it will lead to vigilante justice and put innocent people at risk.
If signed into law, the bill would create a border protection unit that would be authorized to arrest, detain, and deter those who cross the border illegally.
Civilians would be allowed to join the unit as long as they do not have a felony on their record and are trained and authorized by the governor.
Critics argue that the bill could cause confusion and lead to more issues at the border.
They also fear that the federal government may challenge the law, as they did in Arizona.
Currently, Customs and Border Protection reports that nearly 800,000 migrants have crossed the border so far this fiscal year.
The proposed bill could impact those numbers, but it remains to be seen how effective it will be if passed into law.
The proposed border protection unit would fall under the Texas Department of Public Safety, but the department has not commented on the bill at this time.
The fate of the bill will likely be determined in the coming weeks as the Texas Legislature moves closer to its deadline for filing bills.