Texas Governor Greg Abbott uttered two words about the border that put Joe Biden on notice

Mar 7, 2024

Joe Biden is doing everything in his power to stop Texas from securing the border.

The Lone Star State just got the upper hand. 

And Texas Governor Greg Abbott uttered two words about the border that put Joe Biden on notice.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott said that state authorities are “now authorized” to arrest illegal aliens after a victory in court.

“Law enforcement officers in Texas are now authorized to arrest & jail any illegal immigrants crossing the border,” Abbott wrote on X.

Texas is doing the Biden administration’s job 

One of the problems hampering Texas’ ability to secure its border is the inability of state and local law enforcement to arrest illegal aliens who haven’t committed a non-immigration crime.

Currently, only federal authorities can enforce immigration law.

Since the Biden administration is unwilling to enforce immigration law, Abbott signed a bill last December that gave the state the ability to arrest illegal aliens.

Texas Senate Bill 4 made illegally crossing the border into the state a Class B misdemeanor that carries a six-month jail sentence.

Repeat offenders could be charged with a second-degree felony, which is punishable by up to 20 years in jail.

Charges can be dropped if the illegal alien voluntarily agrees to return to their country of origin.

If convicted, a judge would require local law enforcement to transport the illegal alien to the border.

This put Texas on a collision course with the Biden administration, which is hell-bent on trying to stop the state from cracking down on illegal immigration.

Legal battle underway between Texas and the Justice Department 

U.S. District Court Judge David Alan Ezra blocked the law from going into effect by claiming that it “threatens the fundamental notion that the United States must regulate immigration with one voice.”

Texas appealed the ruling, and the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed Judge Ezra’s block on the law.

Biden‘s Justice Department asked the Supreme Court to overturn the appeals court ruling.

The Biden administration and left-wing activist groups like the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) have dragged Texas to court countless times for attempting to secure the border.

The Supreme Court handed Biden a major victory after Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Amy Coney Barrett sided with the three Democrat-appointed Justices to allow the Border Patrol to remove razor wire that Texas authorities had placed near the border.

Texas could have its strongest tool yet to combat illegal immigration if its ability to arrest illegal aliens is upheld by the courts.

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