Gov. Greg Abbott vows to take legal fight over new anti-immigration law to SCOTUS

 March 2, 2024

Given the fact that President Joe Biden and his administration have zero interest in stemming the flow of illegal migrants across the Texas-Mexico border, the state of Texas took matters into its own hands.

Last year, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a new piece of legislation into law that would allow the arrest of illegal border crossers.

The law was set to go into effect last week, but was ultimately blocked by an Austin-based federal judge, who ordered a preliminary injunction while the matter is battled in the court system.

According to Newsweek, Abbott doesn't seem too worried about the law being temporarily blocked, as he said it was "expected," and hinted that he will take the matter all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court if necessary.

The state was sued by the U.S. government and multiple immigration advocacy groups regarding the legalities of the new law, prompting Judge David Ezra to issue the preliminary injunction.

Newsweek noted:

The lawsuit, later consolidated with another suit filed by the Department of Justice (DOJ), prevents Senate Bill 4 from going into effect on March 5.

The law will allow Texas law enforcement officers "to arrest, detain and remove individuals suspected of entering the state illegally from other countries."

Abbott stood strong in a statement regarding the federal judge's preliminary injunction, vowing to fight back with an appeal.

"Texas will immediately appeal this decision, and we will not back down in our fight to protect our state—and our nation—from President Biden's border crisis," Abbott said. "The president of the United States has a constitutional duty to enforce federal laws protecting States, including laws already on the books that mandate the detention of illegal immigrants.

The Republican governor added, "Texas has the right to defend itself because of President Biden's ongoing failure to fulfill his duty to protect our state from the invasion at our southern border. Even from the bench, this district judge acknowledged that this case will ultimately be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court."

Abbott and the state of Texas have taken numerous measures to mitigate the flow of illegal migrants into the United States, including constructing miles of razor wire that the U.S. government has fought to cut down.

Clearly, Abbott is ready to take matters to the high court for a final ruling.

Hopefully, the conservative-majority Supreme Court will realize what's best for America and allow states like Texas to do whatever it can to stop the invasion.