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U.S. Justice Department sues Texas to halt new state law targeting illegal immigration

Senate Bill 4 allows Texas police to arrest immigrants who cross the border between ports of entry. The federal government says the law is unconstitutional.

Migrants seeking refuge in the U.S. cross the Rio Grande back into Ciudad Acuña, Coahuila, Mexico as others return to the U.S. carrying food supplies near Del Rio on Sept. 19, 2021.

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