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Federal Judge Blocks Texas Law Allowing Police To Arrest Illegal Immigrants

Posted on AllSides February 29th, 2024
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A Texas law giving state law enforcement officers expanded power to arrest people who illegally cross the southern border was blocked by a federal judge on Thursday — less than a week before the law was slated to go into effect.

U.S. District Judge David Ezra granted a preliminary injunction that will block the Texas law, which made crossing the border illegally a state crime, as record numbers of migrants cross into the U.S. under President Joe Biden, The Texas Tribune reported. Ezra, an appointee of President Ronald Reagan, wrote...

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