Texas Immigration Law: Supreme Court Divided as Texas Gains Authority to Arrest Migrants

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Illegal immigrants take supplies back and forth between Acuna, Mexico, and the United States (far side) across the Rio Grande, the international boundary with Mexico, in Acuna, Mexico, on Sept. 20, 2021. (Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Times)

The Supreme Court authorized the enforcement of a Texas law that grants extensive powers to law enforcement to detain migrants suspected of crossing the border unlawfully. The Texas immigration law, known as Senate Bill 4, was approved pending an appeals process.

The ruling, issued on Tuesday, highlights a deep ideological chasm within the highest judicial body in the United States. 

As these legal battles continue it has a ripple effect across the nation, stirring debates on federal authority, constitutional rights, and the humanitarian aspects of immigration policy.

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Texas Immigration Law

The conservative majority on the Supreme Court rebuffed an emergency plea from the Biden administration, arguing that the Texas law disrupts the delicate balance of federal and state powers in matters of immigration.