(NEWSnet) — Mexico’s government said Tuesday it would not “under any circumstances” accept the return of any migrants to its territory from the state of Texas.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed Texas to begin enforcing a law that gives police broad powers to arrest migrants suspected of crossing the border illegally.

Mexico is not required to accept deportations of anyone except Mexican citizens.

It condemned the Texas law being allowed to take effect, saying it would criminalize migrants and lead to the separation of families, discrimination and racial profiling. The government said it would put its position before the appeals court next considering the law.

The conservative majority’s order rejects an emergency application from the Biden administration, which says the law is a clear violation of federal authority that would cause chaos in immigration law.

The high court didn’t address whether the law is constitutional.

The measure now goes back to an appellate court and could eventually return to the Supreme Court. In the meantime,

It wasn’t clear how soon Texas might begin arresting migrants under the law.

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