Phoenix — The Arizona legislature has passed a bill that will make it illegal for people to cross state lines without a permit.
It’s the latest move to try to thwart President Donald Trump’s plan to send the estimated 11 million undocumented migrants to a “deportation camp” in the United States.
But a similar measure in Texas has stalled in the state Senate.
And it’s unclear if lawmakers in any other state will consider it.
On Monday, lawmakers in Arizona and Texas signed into law the new legislation, which also requires local governments to issue permits for people who have committed misdemeanors or felonies.
That means anyone who enters the United Sates without a valid permit could be deported, and anyone caught entering without a proper permit could face up to six months in jail.
The legislation also requires cities and counties to issue visas for undocumented migrants, and the state would not require any state to accept refugees.
Trump has threatened to send a “pathway to citizenship” to people who are in the country illegally and has said the measure will force states to turn over migrants who have entered illegally.
He has also said he would send people who entered the country without proper documents back to their home countries.