WASHINGTON (NEWSnet/AP) — U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday lifted a stay on a Texas law that gives police broad powers to arrest migrants suspected of crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally.

The law allows any police officer in Texas to arrest migrants for illegal entry. A judge could order them to leave the U.S.

Texas has argued it has a right to take action over what authorities have said is a crisis at the border.

Gov. Greg Abbott has described the situation at the border as an “invasion” of migrants.

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