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The move was criticised immediately as ‘inhumane’ by Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.
The law grants state law enforcement powers traditionally held by the U.S. government, and Abbott has emphasized a tough stance on illegal immigration, implementing measures like Operation Lone Star.
Raging against Abbott, President Lopez Obrador denounces the law and says that it represents an effort to gain popularity without considering what is at stake in terms of immigration.
He argues that Abbott’s restrictions could have repercussions for relations with the large Mexican and immigrant population in Texas. The Mexican government, expressing its concern for the well-being and rights of migrants affected by this law is already preparing to challenge it.
The enactment of the new law in Texas grants local officers greater authority to enforce rules.
Illegal migrants entering the U.S. are already in violation of federal statutes, but Abbott criticizes what he perceives as President Biden’s failure to enforce them.
Under Abbott’s initiative, Operation Lone Star includes deployment of the National Guard, using concertina wire and building barriers along the border.
According to President Lopez Obrador, Abbott prioritises political gain over the welfare of the diverse Mexican and migrant community in Texas.
The Mexican foreign ministry is actively working on changing the law, which could affect relations between the two governments.
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