The verdict stems from a lawsuit that Attorney General Merrick Garland filed late last week that found Abbott’s order unconstitutional has the potential to hamper contractors working on behalf of the federal government and to undermine the “broad, undisputed power of the federal government in relation to immigration”. It’s in Garland’s letter “In short, the order is against federal law and cannot be enforced.”
Civil rights and legal experts also warned of racial profiling that could emerge from the order. “Would a car with Latino passengers be subjected to a traffic control in Texas? Given that the state is home to more than 11 million Latinos“According to the US census, which is more than 40% of the population, this appears to be a recipe for violating the civil rights of Latinos,” wrote CNN columnist Raul Reyes. Adopted just a week ago, immigrant rights advocates said Abbott’s order is already affecting vulnerable people – including children.
“Because Abbott’s EO restricts the transportation of migrants, people are afraid to help migrant families. The local shelter wouldn’t take people in because they couldn’t help them get out, ”tweeted the Texas Fair Defense Project. “Instead of dropping people off at the animal shelter as usual, [Customs and Border Protection] dropped families off at a local gas station. Pregnant women, children and others were stranded and had no place to go. ”
And because outside law enforcement officers have flocked to the state to support Abbott’s equally despicable scheme to arrest and detain other migrants who have recently entered the state, “there are no hotel rooms,” the organization continued. “Migrant families walk through the city looking for a place to sleep.”
Cardone’s decision to halt Abbott’s order came on the same day as the second anniversary of the 2019 mass shooting of El Paso by a white supremacist terrorist. President Joe Biden and state and local officials made statements referring to the 23 stolen Remembered life while condemning the persistent rhetoric used by Republican officials against Latinos and immigrant communities. While no names were mentioned in the President’s testimony, other testimony on that day and in previous days pointed directly to Abbott.
El Paso Rep. Veronica Escobar said El Paso affairs Not only did Abbott “do nothing” to stop the anti-immigrant rhetoric, “we went in the opposite direction, which was more dangerous on so many fronts.” Former San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro said: the “[j]Just last week, the Texas governor signed a “Show Me Your Papers” executive order promoting discrimination against Latinos. These kinds of language and actions fuel bigotry and inspire violence. “America’s Voice campaign manager and El Pasoan Mario Carrillo said,”[b]he Abbott and other GOP leaders should know that this ugly rhetoric comes with dead numbers. They make us targets and they don’t care. “
Governor Greg Abbott knows exactly what he is doing, what he says and what it could lead to. As mentioned earlier this week, Abbott was forced to spit a no-apology statement in 2019 about an anti-immigrant donation letter sent on his behalf just the day before the El Paso terrorist attack. It complained to recipients that “if we are to defend Texas, we must take matters into our own hands”.
But that hasn’t stopped Abbott from launching further attacks in the two years since. After prematurely ending pandemic security measures in his state, he mistakenly tried to blame asylum seekers for the Texas COVID problem. It has doubled, tripled, Olympic-quadrupled in terms of anti-immigrant Bs. And if God once again forbids a horrific attack on Latinos and immigrant communities, Abbott will shamelessly put his hands in the air and say he has no idea how that happened.