US Supreme Court’s Alito extends pause on Texas immigration law


© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: People visit the U.S. Supreme Court building on the day that Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito released their delayed financial disclosure reports and the reports were made public in Washington, U.S., August 31, 2023. REUTERS/Kevin Wur

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito on Monday extended a temporary pause on a Republican-backed Texas law allowing state law enforcement authorities to arrest people suspected of crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally.

Alito’s action gives the justices more time to weigh a request by President Joe Biden’s administration to freeze a judicial order allowing the Texas law to take effect while its challenge proceeds in the lower courts.

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