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Relating to creating the criminal offense of misrepresenting a
child as a family member at a port of entry.
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
HB 888 would make it a Class B misdemeanor to knowingly misrepresent a child as a family member at a port of entry into the state.
Texas Action supports HB 888 for promoting the principles of personal responsibility and limited government. A person should not gain entry to this state by crossing an international border illegally and misrepresenting a child as their own, or misrepresenting a child for the purposes of human trafficking.