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DOJ to TX Gov. Abbott: Stand Down or We Will Sue

December 29, 2023 (1 min read)

Dec. 28, 2023 letter from DOJ to Texas Governor Greg Abbott

"Texas recently enacted Senate Bill 4 (SB 4), which will become effective on March 5, 2024. The law purports to create new state crimes tied to federal prohibitions on unlawful entry and reentry by noncitizens into the United States, and it would authorize state judges to order the removal of certain noncitizens from the country. SB 4 is preempted and violates the United States Constitution. Accordingly, the United States intends to file suit to enjoin the enforcement of SB 4 unless Texas agrees to refrain from enforcing the law."