SCOTUS Allows Texas to Arrest Migrants, Federal Appeals Court Blocks Again, Mexico Responds

As this publication reported yesterday, the Supreme Court allowed a stay on Texas’ S.B. 4 which criminalizes as a state crime, crossing the Texas border illegally. This meant that the Supreme Court would allow Texas to enforce this state law and rejected a Biden Administration appeal to override the law until the case could be heard in detail by the higher court.

However, a mere four hours after SCOTUS allowed the stay, 5th Circuit Court of Appeals panel dissolved a pause that it issued in early March which reinstated a ruling from U.S. District Court Judge David Ezra in February who found S.B.4 to be unconstitutional. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals will now hold oral arguments today on a proposed stay on S.B.4.

However, the most telling development from this legal drama has not been domestic, but rather foreign, as the Mexican Foreign Secretary has weighed in on Texas’ efforts to arrest illegal immigrants. Mexican Foreign Minister Barcena took to her X account to decry Texas as “attacking the human rights of migrants” and also stated that Mexico would not accept repatriation of any foreign nationals, including Mexicans, arrested by Texas authorities. Mexican Foreign Affairs Secretariat confirmed this in his X post.

The official announcement reads below:

This announcement that the Mexican government will appear as Amicus curiae to the 5th Circuit is not abnormal, but in such a hyper-partisan domestic matter in the United States, the Mexican government’s rhetoric is surprising considering these migrants come through Mexican territory to get to Texas.

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United States Military Academy and American Military University Alumni. Victor covers flash military, intelligence, and geo-political updates.
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