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US court blocks strict new immigration law in Texas

Posted on AllSides March 20th, 2024
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A court has frozen Texas's controversial immigration law, one of the toughest of its kind, in a case being closely watched across the US.

The legislation would allow officials in Texas to detain and prosecute anyone they think has entered the country illegally, superseding federal powers.

The law briefly came into force on Tuesday for a few hours during a legal back and forth between courts.

On Wednesday the US appeals court will hear the case.

The SB4 law in Texas was due to come into effect on 5 March...

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