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Texas Judge Halts Draconian Immigration Law as Biden and Trump Make Dueling Trips to Border

HeadlineMar 01, 2024

In Texas, President Biden and former President Trump traveled to the U.S.-Mexico border Thursday in competing trips to tout their ever-harsher immigration policies. Trump visited Eagle Pass with Republican Texas Governor Greg Abbott, while Biden spoke from Brownsville, where he appealed to Trump to work together to lobby Congress on a border deal.

President Joe Biden: “Here’s what I would say to Mr. Trump: Instead of playing politics with this issue, instead of telling members of Congress to block this legislation, join me, or I’ll join you, in telling the Congress to pass this bipartisan border security bill. We can do it together. You know and I know it’s the toughest, most efficient, most effective border security bill this country has ever seen.”

Their visits came on the same day a federal judge temporarily blocked a sweeping new Texas law that would have allowed police to arrest anyone suspected of entering the U.S. without authorization. SB 4 had been set to go into effect next week.

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