Dallas’s NBC News affiliate reports:
Escalating his showdown with President Joe Biden, Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday ordered state child-care regulators to yank licenses from facilities that house minors who crossed the state’s southern border without papers and were detained.
Currently, 52 state-licensed general residential operations and child placing agencies in Texas have contracts with the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement to care for undocumented immigrant children. ORR contracts with about 200 facilities in 22 states.
Greg Abbott is trying to remove licenses from child care facilities in Texas that care for unaccompanied minors
This is a cruel political tantrum at the expense of children. https://t.co/dRzLLBNlHb
— Julián Castro (@JulianCastro) June 2, 2021
1. The cruelty is the point.
2. State/local level elections and organizing matter. https://t.co/NOuduKFwAX
— Jesse Mermell (@jessemermell) June 2, 2021