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Council of judges discuss implementing new Texas law regarding cash bail for those accused of violent crimes

<i>Kathy Willens/AP</i><br/>
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Kathy Willens/AP

EL PASO, Texas — The Council of Judges in El Paso county are discussing how to implement Texas Senate Bill 6, which among other things, does not allow people accused of violent crimes to be released from jail unless they can pay their bail in cash. 

SB 6 will not allow those accused of a violent crime to be released on a personal bond, which allows someone to be released without paying any money under the terms that the defendant will return to court when they are ordered. 

The Council of Judges will start their meeting at 12 p.m. MST.

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Dylan McKim

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  1. State bail bond statutes have nothing to do with federal immigration. The CBP is fully funded and enforcing all federal immigration statutes.

    1. You’ve been out of the loop Mark. Texas now has it’s own separate border enforcement and task force. Now stop wasting my bandwidth on always having to educate you.

      1. Texas has no border jurisdiction and after Abbott’s political fiasco with the National Guard troops that weren’t even allowed to speak to immigrants, that ship has sailed. All applicable immigration laws concerning the border are being enforced by CBP. Only thing that’s changing is an overhaul of the asylum system so immigrants can get in legally sooner.

        1. Your argument is comical nitwit. Your argument is the intellectual equivalent of a pilot steering a plane into the ground while preventing someone from trying to rescue the flight by claiming that only the pilot is authorized to fly the plane. What an idiot!!!

  2. Texas has no border jurisdiction and after Abbott’s political fiasco with the National Guard troops that weren’t even allowed to speak to immigrants, that ship has sailed. All applicable immigration laws concerning the border are being enforced by CBP. Only thing that’s changing is an overhaul of the asylum system so immigrants can get in legally sooner.

    1. Your argument is comical nitwit. Your argument is the intellectual equivalent of a pilot steering a plane into the ground while preventing someone from trying to rescue the flight by claiming that only the pilot is authorized to fly the plane. What an idiot!!!!

      1. States and their governments have no jurisdiction over any matter related to immigration or border security. You may not like that and wish that racist filth like Abbott and Paxton could have a say, but under current law, they don’t. State officials aren’t even allowed to speak to immigrants let alone detain them.

        1. They do if it’s a matter of state and/or national security, which in this case it is. These are not asylum seekers, they are criminals illegally invading our country with with the intent to do harm. It’s not an immigration issue

          1. That may be your racist white trash opinion, but it has no force in law. States have no jurisdiction over borders or immigration and that’s the law. If you don’t like it lobby congress.

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