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U.S. Department of Justice says it’ll sue if Texas enforces new law punishing illegal border crossing

Posted on AllSides December 28th, 2023
From The Left
Ivan Pierre Aguirre for The Texas Tribune

The U.S. Department of Justice has threatened to sue to stop a new Texas law that allows state police to arrest people suspected of illegally crossing the border — unless Gov. Greg Abbott backs off of enforcing the law.

The new law, known as Senate Bill 4, is “unconstitutional and will disrupt the federal government’s operations” vis-à-vis immigration and border enforcement, an agency official told Gov. Greg Abbott in a letter first reported Thursday by the Houston Chronicle and later posted on social media by a CBS News reporter.

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