Texas Governor Says No To Transporting Migrants Due To Spreading COVID-19
Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued an Executive Order this week restricting ground transportation of illegal migrants who pose a risk of carrying COVID-19 into Texas communities.
Apparently, there have several churches and other groups chartering buses to move migrants further into the state. This Executive Order directs the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) to stop any vehicle upon reasonable suspicion of such violation and reroute those vehicles back to their point of origin or a port of entry. DPS also has the authority to impound a vehicle that violates the Executive Order.
"The dramatic rise in unlawful border crossings has also led to a dramatic rise in COVID-19 cases among unlawful migrants who have made their way into our state, and we must do more to protect Texans from this virus and reduce the burden on our communities," said Governor Abbott. "This Executive Order will reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposure in our communities."
View the Governor's Executive Order.