Federal Judge Blocks Texas From Stopping Biden From Importing COVID From Around The World And Across America


DeSantis joins Abbott at border, governors warn migrant crisis impacts all states …

Gov. Abbott told Attorney General Merrick Garland, above, that the “Biden Administration is knowingly importing COVID-19 into Texas from across the border”

Aug. 3, 2021 / 8:13 PM

Federal judge blocks Texas Gov. Abbott’s immigration order

By Reese Oxner, The Texas Tribune

Aug. 3 (UPI) — A federal judge on Tuesday blocked Gov. Greg Abbott and the state of Texas from ordering state troopers to pull over drivers transporting migrants “who pose a risk of carrying COVID-19.”

U.S. District Judge Kathleen Cardone granted a temporary restraining order against Abbott’s move, meaning it will be blocked while the case continues to unfold. The U.S. Justice Department sued Abbott and Texas on Friday, a day after U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland threatened to take legal action if Abbott didn’t rescind his order, calling it “dangerous and unlawful.”

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Cardone still must decide whether Texas’ move is constitutional. Abbott has defended his order as necessary to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Texas, while advocates for migrants say it would disrupt federal immigration efforts and invite troopers to racially profile people.

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