Texas Gov Caves On Order That Clogged Border Trade

The Associated Press reports:

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday repealed his traffic-clogging immigration order that backed up commercial trucks at the U.S.-Mexico border, after a week of intensifying backlash and fears of deepening economic losses.

The Republican governor dropped his new rules that had required all commercial trucks from Mexico to undergo extra inspections to curb the flow of migrants and drugs and ratcheted up a fight with the Biden administration over immigration policy.

Abbott fully lifted the inspections after reaching agreements with neighboring Mexican states that he says outline new commitments to border security. When Abbott first ordered the inspections, he did not say lifting them was conditional on such arrangements with Mexico.

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