Court Blocks Texas Migrant Law After Supreme Court Approved

The seesaw battle over the illegal migrant invasion of Texas continued Tuesday and into the overnight hours. The U.S. Supreme Court initially ruled that state officials may enforce the new law permitting local police to arrest illegal migrants.

This was a severe blow to the Biden administration and welcomed by those on the side of law and order.

But the ink was hardly dry on the high court’s decision when a federal appeals court yet again blocked the law. The New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals stopped the statute’s enforcement and revived a federal judge’s order.

First, the Supreme Court’s six conservative justices rejected an emergency request from the Biden White House arguing that states should not enforce immigration law. Only the bench’s three liberals dissented.

This despite the clear refusal of the administration to carry out its constitutional duties.

But the 5th Circuit remarkably intervened in a high court decision, setting up arguments this week on whether the Texas law may move forward as intended.

The initial measure was signed into law in December by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott. He correctly argued that the Biden administration abdicated its constitutional duty to protect the nation from the illegal migrant invasion.

But the White House moved in January to stop the law’s enforcement, which was to begin on March 5. Democrats argued that it interfered with the federal responsibility to control immigration and countered a 2012 Supreme Court precedent involving a similar measure in Arizona.

In essence, law enforcement officers in Texas would be able to arrest those suspected of being in the country illegally.

The Biden argument falls flat when considering the utter failure of Washington to protect the nation from the deluge of millions of unvetted illegals.

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Tuesday blasted the Texas law, saying it would “sow chaos and confusion at our southern border.”

Like these two elements are not already there in abundance.

The popular Abbott aggressively sought to defend his state from the invasion that the federal government turned a blind eye to. He spent billions on Operation Lone Star, a concerted effort to keep the border secure from the flood of illegals along with human and drug trafficking.