Americans say states should have a say in border security efforts

Americans want states to have a role in stopping the flood of illegal immigration, which comes as the federal government and Texas grapple over who has the right to secure the southern border amidst the ongoing crisis there.

According to the survey, 29% said border states, 29% said the federal government, and 37% said a combination of both should have the final say on immigration policy. The rest are unsure.

This new poll comes as the Biden administration and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott are embroiled in a legal battle over what Abbott says is the state's right to defend itself from an invasion.

Texas have been locked in a legal battle over razor wire that state military and law enforcement installed to stem the flow of illegal immigration. Texas also put floating barriers up in the Rio Grande, the river that separates Texas from Mexico, and passed a law to allow local law enforcement to arrest foreign nationals who illegally entered Texas on a state crime.

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