(Dmytro “Henry” Aleksandrov, Headline USA) Gov. Greg Abbott, R–Texas, published a press release on Thursday, in which he announced several agenda items, among which were banning private employers from imposing COVID-19 vaccine mandates on others and jailing illegal immigrants.
Among other agenda items for the Legislature’s third Special Session that will convene on Oct. 9, 2023, was also the legislation that would ensure parental rights in education.
“I am bringing the Texas Legislature back for Special Session #3 to continue building on the achievements we accomplished during the 88th Regular Legislative Session and two special sessions this summer,” Abbott wrote in the press release.
He then talked about improving the education of Texas children by giving their parents more options.
“Together, we will chart a brighter future for all Texas children by empowering parents to choose the best education option for their child,” he wrote.
Abbot then brought up Joe Biden’s desire to flood the United States with illegal immigrants, adding that the state of Texas will “mirror” Biden’s policies.
“Texas will also pass laws to mirror the federal immigration laws President Joe Biden refuses to enforce that will reduce illegal immigration and enhance the safety of Texans. For the first time ever, Texas will subject people to arrest for illegal entry into our state from a foreign nation,” he wrote.
After that, Abbott explained how exactly that would be enforced.
“All licensed law enforcement officers in Texas will be authorized to arrest or remove any person who illegally enters the State, with penalties of up to 20 years in prison for refusing to comply with removal. To crack down on repeated attempts to enter Texas illegally, re-entry will be penalized with up to 20 years in prison,” he wrote.
Abbott also mentioned that Texans should be protected from COVID-19 mandates.
“Additionally, we must protect the freedom of Texans from forced COVID-19 vaccinations. I look forward to working with my partners in the Legislature to address these critical issues,” he wrote.