Supreme Court Indefinitely Blocks Texas From Enforcing Laws At The Border

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It’s no secret that America’s southern border is in complete chaos.

It’s no secret that the federal government under Joe Biden has shown little interest in enforcing the law.

So Texas had an illegal immigration law that would allow its state law enforcement to catch aliens and help secure the border.

On Monday, the Supreme Court extended a temporary block on that law.

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Supreme Court: Texas Law Blocked ‘Indefinitely’

Right as the deadline passed for the Supreme Court to “intervene on Texas’ controversial immigration bill SB4, Justice Samuel Alito issued an order temporarily pausing the bill from taking effect, this time indefinitely.”

This, according to Yahoo News.

They report, “The law, which would allow Texas law enforcement officials to arrest people they suspect of entering the United States illegally, will remain in limbo until the Supreme Court issues a formal ruling. They did not indicate when that could be.”

The story continued:

SB4 would have made it a crime for individuals to cross the US–Mexico border and give law enforcement the authority to charge them with a Class B misdemeanour which carries a maximum sentencing of six months in jail. Second offenders could face second-degree felony charges and up to 20 years in prison…

Last week, Justice Alito extended that stay another week. Now, he has extended it indefinitely.

In their fight to let SB4 continue, Texas argued that the state was authorized to defend itself under Article I, Section 10 of the Constitution which allows states to engage in war on their own if they are “actually invaded.”

The Justice Department said the bill conflicts with federal law – typically the legislation responsible for immigration enforcement.

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Border Chaos ‘Indefinitely’ Too?

So what does this Supreme Court move mean for the people of Texas?

What does it mean for American citizens who have to contend with so many illegal aliens who come in from Texas and other border states?

It is the job of the federal government to protect the United States’ borders. When the president refuses, what, exactly, do you expect a state like Texas to do?

As the old saying goes: If you want something done right, you do it yourself.

The federal government is not even going to enforce immigration laws. We shall see if the Supreme Court will ever allow Texas to do it themselves.

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