Mess in Texas: How Biden’s fight with border state twisted and turned over a wild 24 hours

Texas‘s controversial law allowing state police to arrest illegal immigrants on state charges for entering the country illegally saw a wild 24 hours in which its status changed several times.

The legislation, Senate Bill 4, was signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) in December 2023 and would empower local law enforcement to arrest illegal immigrants on immigration violations, which is a federal crime, and a judge in Texas could rule to deport a violator. The law was placed on a temporary hold on March 4 and remained on hold entering this week.

Monday Supreme Court order

The Supreme Court issued an order on Monday afternoon extending the stay on the Texas law, with Justice Samuel Alito giving little explanation as to the court’s thinking on the matter.

“Upon further consideration of the application of counsel for the
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