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Supreme Court allows arrests at illegal border crossings

The Supreme Court has approved a controversial immigration law in Texas, which enables local authorities to arrest people who illegally cross the border between the United States and Mexico.

Just one day after ordering that the debate on the law called SB4 remain on hold, the court issued a decision with a result of 6 to 3 and rejected the request of the Biden administration.

The ruling is a victory for Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who has pushed for stricter laws to prevent immigrants from crossing the border and impose penalties if they do.

SB4 makes it a crime to illegally cross the border between the United States and Mexico and grants law enforcement authority to charge individuals with a class B misdemeanor, which carries a maximum sentence of six months in prison. Repeat offenders could face second-degree felony charges and up to 20 years in prison.

On the other hand, those who oppose the anti-immigration law have described it as “extremist.”

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