FAST FIVE: AG Threatens Legal Action Over Texas Order Limiting Transportation Of Illegal Aliens
Greg Abbott to “immediately rescind” a new executive order aimed at restricting the ground transportation of illegal aliens detained by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents who may pose a risk of transmitting COVID-19.
“The order violates federal law in numerous respects, and Texas cannot lawfully enforce the executive order against any federal official or private parties working with the United States,” Garland told the Republican governor in a letter.
(Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Times) The order prohibits anyone other than a federal, state, or local official from transporting migrants detained by CBP for crossing the border illegally, who are subject to expulsion under the federal Title 42 order.
“And it is increasingly a matter of grave public-health concern as unlawful migrants enter from countries with lower vaccination rates than the United States.” Border Patrol agents are apprehending an average of 6,300 illegal immigrants daily along the southern border.
Border Patrol agents detained 20,000 illegal immigrants in one week in late July in the Rio Grande Valley sector.