The Texas Tribune reports:
The Biden administration sued Texas on Friday, asking a federal judge to block Gov. Greg Abbott’s order that state troopers pull over drivers transporting migrants who pose a risk of carrying COVID-19 as a way to prevent the spread of the virus.
The lawsuit comes a day after the U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, in a letter to the governor, threatened to take legal action against Texas if Abbott didn’t rescind his order. Garland described the order as “dangerous and unlawful.”
The DOJ said in the lawsuit that Abbott’s order will contribute to the spread of COVID-19 and it will disrupt immigration officials’ network of contractors and non government organizations that help host recently arrived migrants as their legal cases are pending.
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The Justice Department has sued Texas over Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order that law enforcement pull over vehicles with migrants. It comes a day after the U.S. Attorney General threatened to take legal action if Abbott didn’t rescind his order. https://t.co/UdJ5a5mvOu
— Texas Tribune (@TexasTribune) July 30, 2021