The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) filed a lawsuit Sunday against several Texas officials, including Gov. Greg Abbott, over House Bill 11 which made harboring illegal aliens against the law.
The Texas law which went into effect last September was part of a greater $800 million border security effort. The bill was designed in part to help increase the amount of state police and technology on the southern border. The bill provides funds for continuing the operations of Texas National Guard troops on the border. They will be there until the Texas Department of Public Safety can train, hire, and place 250 troopers there.
After signing the bill, Abbott said, “Those are national, federal-based issues that we demand the United States federal government address and solve. Texas is doing what it can do by passing this border security plan.”
The lawsuit in fact takes issue with Texas regulating immigration. The plaintiffs argue that immigration is a federal issue and thus the state violated the U.S Constitution’s Supremacy Clause.Read the rest of the story HERE.
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