Biden Administration Sues Texas to Block Migrant Transport Ban

July 31, 2021, 12:29 AM

The Biden adminstration sued Texas to block Governor Greg Abbott’s order allowing state troopers to stop vehicles suspected of transporting migrants and sending them back to the border or U.S. immigration processing stations.

The Justice Department asked a judge to declare the order invalid and to immediately halt its enforcement.

“The executive order will severely disrupt the federal government’s efforts to carry out its responsibilities under the federal immigration laws,” the Justice Department said in the lawsuit, filed Friday in federal court in El Paso.

Immigration agencies rely on contractors to transport unaccompanied children who cross the border to sponsors, ...

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