Will Texas Obey This Order?

(5MinNewsBreak.com) – In an upsetting new clash between Texas’ patriotic-minded Republican administration and the federal government, this time the judicial branch, a federal judge has blocked a Texan law allowing state officers to arrest illegal immigrant invaders before it even managed to enter into force.

Judge David Ezra, who was appointed by President Ronald Reagan, has issued an order to temporarily stop a new Texas statute that granted state law enforcement expanded authority to arrest individuals jumping the Southern Border.

Ezra delivered a preliminary injunction against the Texas legislation, which classified unauthorized border crossing as a state offense.

This measure comes at a time when the US is experiencing unprecedented levels of migrants entering the country during President Joe Biden’s tenure, The Texas Tribune reports, cited by The Daily Wire.

The judge stated in his decision that states “may not exercise immigration enforcement power except as authorized by the federal government.”

He further claimed the Texas law was in conflict with the Constitution “to the detriment of the United States’ foreign relations and treaty obligations.”

The contested law, known as Texas Senate Bill 4 and enacted by Governor Gregg Abbott, a Republican, would permit police to detain and incarcerate individuals who enter the US illegally and would allow state courts to mandate deportations.

The Biden administration has vehemently opposed this law, arguing it infringes on federal immigration authority.

In December, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) initiated a lawsuit against Texas, claiming the law is biased and targets minority groups.

Shortly after, the US Department of Justice filed its lawsuit against the state.

These lawsuits brought by the Biden administration and the ACLU have been merged into one case.

During court proceedings, a Texas state attorney contended that the substantial number of illegal immigrants entering Texas from Mexico constitutes an invasion.

The attorney stressed that under a specific section of the US Constitution, Texas has the right to defend itself.

However, Judge Ezra refuted the claim that Texas is experiencing a “military invasion.”

“I haven’t seen, and the state of Texas can’t point me to any type of military invasion in Texas. I don’t see evidence that Texas is at war,” the judge argued.

Governor Abbott, undeterred by the judge’s ruling, vowed in December to continue the legal battle to uphold the law, even if it means appealing to the Supreme Court.

“Texas has the constitutional authority to secure our border through historic laws like SB 4,” he said.