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A.G. Garland Responds to TX Gov. Abbott

July 30, 2021 (1 min read)

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, July 29, 2021

"Dear Governor Abbott: I urge you to immediately rescind Executive Order GA 3 7, entitled Relating to the transportation of migrants during the COVID-19 disaster. The Order purports to mandate that "[n]o person, other than a federal, state, or local law-enforcement official, shall provide ground transportation to a group of migrants who have been detained by [U.S. Customs and Border Protection] for crossing the border illegally or who would have been subject to expulsion under the Title 42 order." EO GA 37 if 1. As explained below, the Order is both dangerous and unlawful. ... "