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Texas Legislature 2023

Bill providing death benefits for National Guard serving along southern border sent to governor

The legislation was named for Bishop Evans, who drowned last year trying to rescue migrants in the Rio Grande.

Texas National Guard and Texas DPS officers position themselves on the banks of the Rio Grande, Tuesday, December 20, 2022, in El Paso, Texas. Over 400 personnel have been sent to this border sector by Governor Abbott after El Paso city officials declared a state of emergency. Photo by Ivan Pierre Aguirre for The Texas Tribune

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