Supreme Court prevents Texas from implementing sweeping immigration law

The Supreme Court has barred Texas from implementing a state law that was set to take effect Monday and would have allowed state police to arrest immigrants on state, not federal, charges if they illegally enter the United States from Mexico.

The court ruled Monday evening to continue a temporary hold that was initially issued on March 4, two weeks before the law was set to begin.

“Upon further consideration of the application of counsel for the applicants, the response, and the reply filed thereto, it is ordered that the stay issued on March 4, 2024, is hereby extended pending further order of the undersigned or of the Court,” Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Samuel Alito wrote in the order.

Senate Bill 4 was signed into law in December 2023 and allows state police to arrest people on immigration charges, an authority that
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