New TX Law Allows Police To Arrest Illegal Border Crossers: Has It Come To This?

By Daniel Walker | March 29, 2024

Crushing blow

In a significant legal development, the U.S. Supreme Court has cleared the way for Texas to enforce a controversial immigration law, granting state officials the authority to arrest and detain individuals suspected of entering the country illegally. 

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This decision has reignited debates about immigration policy, racial profiling concerns, and the interplay between state and federal jurisdictions. 

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The court's ruling represents a significant — albeit temporary — victory for Texas amid ongoing legal battles with the Biden administration over immigration policy. While the legal challenges to SB 4 continue at a federal appeals court, the Supreme Court's decision has granted Texas the authority to enforce the contentious immigration law, marking a pivotal development in the state's immigration enforcement framework.