Published On: Fri, Jul 30th, 2021

DOJ Sues Texas Over Abbott’s Order to Restrict Illegal Aliens Amid Pandemic

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The Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a federal lawsuit on Friday against the state of Texas and Governor Greg Abbott over an executive order he issued to limit the ground transportation of illegal aliens. Abbott, a Republican, said that the executive order issued Wednesday is intended to “reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposure” in Texas communities, amid an increase in CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus infections in the Lone Star State, including among illegal aliens. Attorney General Merrick Garland asked Abbott to rescind the executive order and threatened to file a lawsuit on Thursday. The DOJ on Friday filed its complaint with the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas in El Paso. “No State may obstruct the Federal Government in the discharge of its constitutional responsibilities,” the department said in its complaint. “The executive order violates the Supremacy Clause and causes injury to the United States and to individuals whom the United …

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