The Biden government is suing Greg Abbott and Texas over an illegal order preventing the federal government from moving migrants.
Via: The AP:
The Biden government sued Texas Friday to prevent state soldiers from stopping vehicles carrying migrants for spreading COVID-19, warning the practice would exacerbate problems at high border crossings on the state’s border with Mexico.
The Justice Department called for an immediate freeze on Governor Greg Abbott’s order, issued Wednesday, allowing the Texas Department of Public Security to “stop any vehicle on suspicion” of transporting migrants. Soldiers could then divert vehicles back to their starting point or confiscate them.
Greg Abbott tries to target migrants for the spread of COVID. blamed by unvaccinated republicans
Texas will lose because federal law replaces state law. Biden’s DOJ argued that Abbott interferes with the federal government’s ability to enforce immigration laws, which is true.
Texas has overtaken New York in COVID deaths, recently registering the highest single-day COVID case count since February, so of course Greg Abbott’s Trump pandemic policy is not to blame. The problem, obviously, is that the federal government is bringing migrants into the state.
Texas ranks 37th for vaccination rates, so Republicans should blame themselves rather than blame migrants.
Abbott’s executive order should be laughed at out of court, but his racist political appeal shows that Republicans blame migrants for everything, including COVID.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also the White House press pool and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public policy with a specialization in social reform movements.
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