Texas has imposed restrictions on the transportation of immigrants in the state. It angered the government of President Joe Biden. Texas and its Republican Governor Greg Abbott are now being prosecuted for violating the country’s federal immigration law.
On Wednesday, Republican Greg Abbott signed an order that means, among other things, that only local and federal law enforcement officials are allowed to move immigrants in government custody after they illegally cross the border.
The rule is a significant obstacle to federal authorities responsible for immigrants, as civilian entrepreneurs are regularly employed to transport immigrants, such as unaccompanied children, between camps.
The US government sees red and US Attorney General Merrick Garland on Thursday demanded Abbott withdraw the order immediately. The Department of Justice has now chosen to file a lawsuit in federal court in El Paso, Texas.
In response to the lawsuit, Abbott says the Biden government created a “constitutional crisis” between the federal government and the state of Texas.
“This stems from the Biden administration’s refusal to use immigration laws and that undocumented immigrants with COVID-19 are allowed to enter our country,” Abbott says.
Protection from COVID-19
According to him, new rules will be introduced to protect the residents of Texas from the epidemic. However, Abbott did not explain exactly how the measure would stop the spread of infection in the state. About 44 percent of the Texan population has been fully vaccinated, but the number of new cases has increased by 200 percent in the past two weeks.
The Republican governor maintains that the number of cases has increased significantly among immigrants, but there is no clear evidence that immigrants are primarily behind the large increase in the state.
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