Martes 19 de Marzo 2024

The US Court authorizes the enforcement of the anti-immigrant law SB4 in Texas

Mexico condemns this measure and highlights the importance of a uniform policy on immigration matters

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Just yesterday, Monday, March 18, US Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito had signed an order indefinitely extending the blockade of SB4 law, which allows police to detain migrants who have illegally crossed the border from Mexico and even authorizes judges to order them to leave the United States.

Despite this, today the Court with six votes in favor and three against authorized Texas to begin enforcing the law while it is being reviewed in an appeals court.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott praised the decision that allows the state to arrest illegal immigrants, and in his social media, he clarified, "We still have to have hearings in the 5th circuit federal court of appeals. But this is clearly a positive development".

Meanwhile, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre described the law as "harmful and unconstitutional" and urged Republicans in Congress to address the issue with a federal border security bill.

The Government of Mexico, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, issued a statement rejecting this immigration measure as it criminalizes, discriminates, promotes family separation, and racial profiling that undermines the human rights of the migrant community and 10 million people of Mexican origin living in the state of Texas. 

It also emphasized the importance of having a uniform immigration policy, in line with bilateral efforts, and clarified that it will not accept repatriations from the state of Texas.

 "Mexico recognizes the importance of a uniform policy on immigration matters and bilateral efforts with that country so that migration of people is safe, orderly, and respectful of their human rights, and is not affected by legislative decisions at the state or local level. In that sense, Mexico will not accept, under any circumstances, repatriations by the state of Texas".

It stated that it will safeguard Mexico's interests and those of its nationals in the US, so it will participate as a Friend of the Court before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals located in New Orleans, Louisiana, to provide information on the impact that this law will have on the Mexican and/or Mexican-American community, as well as on the bilateral relationship.

If you need assistance and consular protection, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will continue to provide timely, humane, and dignified attention to all Mexican nationals in Texas through its 11 representations in the state (Austin, Brownsville, Dallas, Del Río, Houston, Eagle Pass, El Paso, Laredo, McAllen, Presidio, and San Antonio), and the Consulate of Albuquerque, which also covers counties in the state.