Sports commentator Stephen A. Smith slammed Texas’ new immigration law on his account on the platform X, formerly known as Twitter, on Tuesday.
“It’s a shame. It’s inhumane,” the ESPN anchor said said in office.
A clip from Tuesday’s “The Stephen A. Smith Show” featured Smith saying the new Texas law “opens the floodgates to further divide our nation.” Smith also called the law “racist.”
“It’s a racist-ass thing,” Smith said. “Doubtful? Doubt? Suspected of entering the country illegally. How can you suspect illegal entry?
Greg Abbott (R-Texas) signed the aforementioned legislation, which allows Lone Star State law enforcement to arrest anyone suspected of entering the United States illegally. After a suspected illegal entrant is arrested, they can face misdemeanor charges or be forced to leave the country.
“The goal of Senate Bill 4 is to prevent illegal re-entry into Texas. It makes it a criminal offense for repeat offenders to illegally re-enter Texas from abroad, with up to 20 years in prison for cases of illegal re-entry,” Abbott said at the bill signing ceremony.
“The bill provides a mechanism to order illegal immigrants to return to the foreign country they entered,” he added.
The legislation comes after Customs and Border Protection announced Sunday that the International Railroad Crossing Bridges in El Paso and Eagle Pass will be closed starting Monday amid an increase in migrant smuggling at the border.
Smith recently slammed Abbott’s fellow Florida governor, Ron DeSantis (R), for his response to Florida State University’s (FSU) snub from the College Football Playoff.
“Stop it? First sir, don’t you have bigger priorities?” Smith said on Wednesday’s episode of “The Stephen A. Smith Show.” “I mean, you’re down, you’re behind [former President Trump] By about 59 points in the polls. The man doesn’t even come to discuss you because he considers you unimportant.
The sports commentator’s comments come after DeSantis said earlier this week that he plans to earmark $1 million from the Sunshine State’s annual budget for potential lawsuits over FSU’s exclusion from the playoffs. College Football Playoff team.
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