Abbot says Texas may challenge the Supreme Court’s ruling that states must educate all citizens.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) said on Wednesday that his state’s government may file an appeal against a Supreme Court decision mandating states to provide free public education to all students, including those who are not citizens or legal residents of the United States.

According to Governor Rick Perry, who made an appearance on “The Joe Pags Show,” Texas has already sued the federal government over the state’s commitment to fund the costs of its education program.

As an additional point of clarification, he stated that “the Supreme Court ruled against us on the matter of denial,” or “let’s say Texas having to bear that burden.”

During the 1982 Supreme Court decision Plyler v. Doe, the Court determined that unlawful children should not be denied public school funding.

Considering that “the expenditures are unusual and the times are different than when Plyler against Doe was issued several decades ago,” the case will very certainly be resurrected and refuted, as Abbott pointed out in his statement.

Aside from that, Governor Abbott has been an outspoken opponent of the Biden administration’s decision to suspend Title 42, a Trump-era public health rule that limited asylum seekers’ ability to seek protection from the spread of the COVID-19 virus, which was implemented during the Trump administration. According to the White House, when Abbott brought a busload of immigrants to the nation’s capital last month, it was all part of a PR stunt to garner attention.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry temporarily enhanced border checks for trucks entering the state while running for reelection, causing traffic delays that were only alleviated after the Mexican government vowed to strengthen border security measures.

Earlier this week, a draft Supreme Court ruling that might overturn Roe v. Wade, the case that established the right to an abortion in the United States, was released to the public for the first time.


Following the publication of this report, several activists and campaigners have begun to speculate about what additional precedents the Supreme Court may invalidate in the future regarding fundamental rights.