Appeals Court Appears Divided On Texas Migrant Law

The legal seesaw over the latest Texas attempt to protect its citizens from Biden’s open border is back in federal appeals court. This after the 5th Circuit inexplicably ruled against enforcement of the law Tuesday night.

This came mere hours after the U.S. Supreme Court gave its assent for the law to temporarily be enforced while arguments were heard.

The New Orleans-based appeals court then heard arguments from both sides of the contentious case. Texas attorneys explained that the state was abandoned to fend for itself by the Biden White House as millions of unvetted illegals poured across the southern border.

But administration representatives claimed that the Lone Star State’s actions to protect its populace ran afoul of the Constitution. They argued that state officials usurped federal authority in attempting to control illegal migration.

As the appeals court listened to arguments, the judges appeared split on their merits. They questioned both the constitutionality of the Texas law and whether it truly interferes with federal authority.

There was no immediate ruling and no timetable given to expect a decision. Biden’s Justice Department requested the law’s effective date be extended if it is deemed constitutional to permit emergency action to the Supreme Court.

The same Supreme Court that on Tuesday decided to allow Texas to enforce the statute.

Those in the best position to know, the National Border Patrol Council, believe SB4 will enable agents to better suppress the number of illegal crossings into the U.S.

Organization President Brandon Judd cited the deterrent factor of the Texas law. “People aren’t going to want a criminal conviction on their record. Most of the people that are coming here illegally ultimately hope to gain citizenship or at least legal status.”

Judd said that having a criminal conviction makes that process exceedingly difficult.

Supporters of the measure further noted that police officers will need probable cause to arrest suspects, such as observing illegal entry into the country. This should eradicate plaintiffs’ concerns over possible racial profiling, but it will not.

The left will not be satisfied unless the border remains wide open and millions more unvetted illegals pour into the nation.