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Texas can’t enforce law that makes illegally crossing the border a crime: Judge

Posted on AllSides March 1st, 2024
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A federal judge ruled that Texas cannot enforce a recent law that makes illegal border crossings a state crime.

U.S. District Judge David Ezra paused the law before it was set to take effect on March 5, with Texas expected to appeal. Ezra argued that the law conflicted with the federal government’s supremacy in immigration matters.

Allowing Texas to “permanently supersede federal directives” would “amount to nullification of federal law and authority — a notion that is antithetical to the Constitution and has been unequivocally rejected by federal courts since the Civil War,” Ezra argued.


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