Texas immigration law back on hold after late-night action by appeals court

March 20, 2024

A federal appeals court moved late Tuesday to erase a previous order that had allowed Texas’ strict new anti-illegal immigration law to take effect, once again putting it on ice. Under the new late-night action, the law is once again subject to a court injunction, meaning it’s back on hold. Circuit Court of Appeals is slated to hear arguments over the law and whether it should be allowed to operate while the case winds its way through the courts. A federal district judge ruled the law trampled on federal powers and issued an injunction halting it. The Supreme Court had, in turn, put that stay on hold, but ended the hold Tuesday afternoon in a 6-3 ruling.