U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland instructed Texas Governor Greg Abbott to immediately rescind his order or face the consequences. Abbott just signed into effect an order restricting the current surge of immigrants from coming into Texas to help curb COVID-19.
The Daily Wire reports:
According to the governor’s website, Abbott signed the executive order “restricting ground transportation of migrants who pose a risk of carrying COVID-19 into Texas communities.” It also “directed the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) to stop any vehicle upon reasonable suspicion of such violation and reroute such vehicles back to its point of origin or a port of entry. DPS also has the authority to impound a vehicle that violates the Executive Order.”
Garland wrote a letter to Gov. Abbott telling him to immediately halt the order over concern for the safety and well being of “noncitizens in federal government custody, federal law enforcement personnel and their families, and our communities.”
He also stated that it “directly interferes with the implementation of federal immigration law.”
“Texas has no authority to interfere with the United States’ ‘broad, un-doubted power over the subject of immigration’ by impairing the United States’ release of individuals and the ability of those individuals to comply with federal immigration law,” Garland added.
Garland concluded his letter by saying that if Abbott does not rescind the order, he was providing notice that “the United States intends to pursue all appropriate legal remedies to ensure that Texas does not interfere with the functions of the federal government.”
Governor Abbott has been one of Biden’s fiercest critics regarding immigration laws. Since Biden became President he’s allowed an overflow of illegal immigrants to flood border states and quickly deplete border resources and spread COVID-19.