It was just a matter of time before Joe Biden ordered his Justice Department to attack Texas — one of the only states fighting back against the Radical Left policies.
After the cognitively-deficient president successfully bombed out the US-Mexico border, it was up to Republican Governor of Texas Greg Abbott to take matters in his own hands. Abbott declared last month he would continue Trump’s construction on a border wall. He also called on Texas National Guard to begin arresting illegal border crossers.
Most recently, Abbott used Executive Order to restrict the transport of illegal immigrants who are, or are suspected of being, COVID positive.
Attorney General Merrick Garland urged Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to withdraw the “dangerous and unlawful” executive order.
Garland said Abbott’s order, which provides that “no person, other than a federal, state, or local law-enforcement official, shall provide ground transportation to a group of migrants,” cannot be lawfully enforced. He threatened to take legal action against Texas if the Republican governor doesn’t withdraw the order.
“The order would jeopardize the health and safety of noncitizens in federal government custody, federal law enforcement personnel and their families, and our communities,” Garland wrote to Abbott.
Read the letter here.
Garland cited the Constitution’s supremacy clause, saying, “A state may not interfere with or obstruct these federal officials in the performance of their duties.”
Abbott’s Wednesday order followed news of COVID-positive migrants being dropped off by Homeland Security Department officials in the border towns of La Joya and McAllen pending their U.S. immigration court proceedings.
Author: Sebastian Hayworth