Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's latest action to combat the flow of illegal migrants into communities across the state have the attention of the Justice Department. U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland has sent a letter to Abbott threatening legal action over the governor's executive order to halt the transport of migrants into Texas. Abbott issued the order for state law enforcement to stop any vehicle suspected of carrying COVID-positive migrants. Garland called the order "dangerous and unlawful," and claimed it would interfere with federal immigration enforcement.
Abbott fired back in a letter to Garland that it is the Biden administration which is "jeopardizing the health and safety of Texans by refusing to follow the law." Bob Price, reporter for Breitbart Texas, believes the order is legally written. "I don't think Merrick Garland has apparently read the governor's executive order," he tells KTRH. "The order says if you're transporting migrants with law enforcement officers, there's no problem with that...what it's stopping is these non-profit organizations that are packing people into buses and moving them in the middle of the night."
"That has nothing to do with the federal government's operations," he continues. "They have already released these migrants, so this is just regulating the flow of people who are carrying the COVID virus."
For that reason, Price believes Texas is on solid legal ground if the DOJ follows through on its threat. "I fully expect them to take legal action against Texas, and I expect them to lose in court," he says. "The fundamental problem is the federal government is not doing its job in enforcing the border laws of this country."
"The governor of Texas has an obligation to make sure he's protecting the people of Texas, when the federal government is failing to do its job."