On Tuesday, a federal district judge granted a DOJ request for a temporary restraining order that blocks Governor Abbott and the state of Texas from enforcing a new executive order that bans the transportation of illegal immigrants by anyone other than law enforcement officers.
The restraining order will remain in effect until an official hearing set for August 13th.
BREAKING: Federal Judge BLOCKS TX executive order restricting transportation of illegals from being implemented; issues restraining order
US Judicial system proves once again – States only have the right to ignore immigration law(sanctuary cities), not the right to enforce it pic.twitter.com/rb87iHmory
— Julian Conradson (@JCConradson) August 4, 2021
The “Biden Effect”
The situation on the border is worse than it has ever been before. Abbott issued his order last Wednesday because of the “countless” number of untested illegals “who pose a risk of carrying Covid-19” that were being released by federal agents into the state. The order instructs law enforcement officers to pull over vehicles that were suspected of transporting illegal aliens after they had been released from custody, escort anyone who shouldn’t be in the US back to a port of entry, and even impound the vehicle.
This posed a serious problem to the Biden Administration’s open-border agenda. The federal government spends hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars on non-profits and contractors for the daily transport of illegals using vans and busses.
The mandate was immediately met with a threat of legal action by Merrick Garland at the DOJ, who filed a lawsuit against Texas on Friday.
Abbott argues that his executive order is necessary to protect the people of Texas and blames Biden for the crisis, saying that he doesn’t enforce immigration laws that are already in place. Texas AG Ken Paxton agreed and called his order “much needed’ and “perfectly legal.”
Despite this administration’s clear disregard for any of the federal immigration laws that are currently in place, Texas Judge Kathleen Cardone claims in her ruling that if the Governor’s order were enforced it would be an “obstacle” to federal immigration law and would be directly regulating the federal government’s operations.
She also makes it clear that illegal immigrants who shouldn’t be here take priority over American citizens.
“The executive order causes irreparable injury to the United States and to individuals the United States is charged with protecting, jeopardizing the health and safety of non-citizens in federal custody, risking the safety of federal law enforcement personnel and their families, and exacerbating the spread of Covid-19.”
The last line – exacerbating the spread of Covid-19 – is especially ridiculous, considering the mass releases of untested, unvaccinated invaders happening daily. The illegals who test positive are even being released.
Federalism is under constant assault by radical-leftists who are hell-bent on destroying what this country stands for.
The US justice system is now affirming those actions once again by taking away individual states’ rights to enforce their laws and solidifying the federal government’s power to act with impunity anywhere they want to.