Justice Department Threatens to Sue Texas Over Migrant Law

Meanwhile, a migrant caravan heads to the U.S.

The Justice Department sent a letter to Governor Greg Abbott saying that Texas will be sued if they enforce a new state law that empowers local officials to arrest migrants who enter the state illegally.

Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Brian Boynton stated in the letter that the Texas law is unconstitutional because only the federal government has the authority to control international borders. According to the letter, the Justice Department “will pursue all appropriate legal remedies” if the law is not halted prior to January 3. 

Governor Abbott has previously said, “President Biden has repeatedly refused to enforce federal immigration laws already on the books and do his job to secure the border. In his absence, Texas has the Constitutional authority to secure our border through historic laws like SB4. Texas will take this fight all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court if necessary to protect Texans from President Biden’s dangerous open-border policies.” 

Roughly 7,500 people are currently estimated to be part of a massive migrant caravan heading toward the U.S. southern border. Most of the migrants are from Central America, Cuba, Haiti, and Venezuela, but 24 countries are represented altogether, with some coming from Turkey, Iran, Syria, and Cameroon. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Boynton and attorneys of the Justice Department as they seek to maintain federal jurisdiction of the border.
  • For Governor Abbott and Texas state officials as they work to maintain law and order by addressing the influx of migrants entering the nation illegally.

Sources: Daily Signal, NBC News, Houston Chronicle 

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