Texas Border Police Law Placed on Hold by Appeals Court

The case is still being litigated.

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals denied Texas’ request to allow a state border authority law to go into effect while an appeal regarding the law’s legitimacy is being determined. 

The state law would allow state authorities to arrest and prosecute people they suspect of having crossed over the U.S.-Mexico border illegally. Texas legislators passed the law in 2023, and it was scheduled to go into effect in March 2024. 

The Department of Justice sued to have this law struck down, arguing that the management of national borders is the responsibility of the federal government, not states.

The appeal is still being processed, but the matter of the law’s enactment in the midst of the appeal was still in consideration.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For wisdom for the judges of the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals as they consider the arguments regarding the state law.
  • For members of the Justice Department to be led by God in their roles and uphold law and order.

Sources: Reuters, AP


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