The state of Texas is taking measures to address illegal immigration by passing Senate Bill 4, which empowers state and local authorities to arrest and return would-be migrants crossing into Texas from Mexico.
However, Texas Democrats are contesting the bill and working with Mexican government officials to oppose it, citing concerns about civil rights violations and the federal government’s exclusive jurisdiction over immigration law.
The Senate Bill 4 is expected to be signed into law in days by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott after its passage in Texas’ fourth special session. (Trending: Another Major Company Goes Woke And Goes Broke)
The law requires state judges to order would-be migrants who have been convicted of illegally crossing into Texas under this new state law to return to Mexico after they have completed their sentence.
“Penalties range from misdemeanors to felonies based on compliance and additional crimes,” the report found.
The Mexican government has rejected the bill, emphasizing human rights violations and its right to establish immigration policies.
This has led to tensions between Texas Democrats and the Mexican government, as well as concerns about the influence of criminal cartels in shaping immigration policies.