China News Service, Beijing, March 5 - Washington News: The U.S. Supreme Court temporarily blocked the implementation of a Texas law that allows police to arrest illegal immigrants on the 4th local time.

  Federal Supreme Court Justice Alito ruled that day to temporarily block the implementation of the Texas law until March 13.

The Supreme Court gave Texas until March 11 to respond.

  Texas Governor Abbott signed the law in December.

The law allows Texas police to arrest immigrants suspected of entering the United States illegally.

After being apprehended, these illegal immigrants can follow a judge's order to leave the United States or face charges of illegal entry into the United States.

  A federal judge in Texas blocked the law on February 29.

Later, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the lower court's decision and allowed the law to be implemented.

Regarding this ruling, the U.S. Department of Justice filed an emergency appeal with the Federal Supreme Court on the 4th.

  The U.S. Department of Justice believes that the law "aims to change the 150-year-old status quo on immigration issues between the United States and other countries" and will have a "serious and direct negative impact" on relations between the United States and Mexico.

  The Texas Attorney General's Office issued a statement on the 4th, stating that the Texas law reflects federal law and is designed to "respond to the ongoing southern border crisis" which "has impacted Texas more than any other state."

  U.S. official data shows that in the first 11 months of last year, about 2.7 million illegal immigrants entered the United States, including about 2.2 million from the southern border.

According to US media reports, 302,000 illegal immigrants entered the United States from the southern border in December last year, setting a new monthly high.

Immigration is also one of the key issues in this year's U.S. presidential election.