Democrats Cry Over Supreme Court’s Latest Ruling

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( – The Supreme Court had determined that the Texas law that would give state law enforcement officers to arrest people they suspected to have illegally crossed into the United States through the Southern border would be allowed to go into effect. 

The three liberal justices put out a public dissent from the order of the court that decided that S.B. 4 the controversial statute would be allowed to go into effect. He pointed out that this was not a final decision and that the case would still be allowed to return to the high court. 

Last year the Biden administration had pushed the justices to block the law that the Texas GOP-controlled Legislature had passed and had asserted that this was an “unprecedented intrusion” into immigration enforcement which is normally under the control of the federal government. 

U.S. Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar argued that there was no ambiguity when it came to this law and that it was inconsistent with federal law. 

The law was signed by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R), under it illegal immigration is turned into a state crime which would give state law enforcement officers the right to make arrests for people who could potentially end up facing jail time and even deportation. 

The three liberal justices had criticized the decision, with Justice Sonia Sotomayor arguing that this decision was going to bring further chaos in immigration enforcement. She was joined in this dissent by Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, while Justice Elena Kagan had dissented separately.

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