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Annunciation House, et al., v. Abbott, COMPLAINT FOR DECLARATORY AND INJUNCTIVE RELIEF, Case 3:21-cv-00178, W.D. TX, El Paso Div., Aug. 4, 2021
"Governor Abbott’s Executive Order No. GA-37, if permitted to go into effect, will subject Texans and those traveling through our State to a unilateral state immigration enforcement regime in direct conflict with federal law. The executive order directs state law enforcement officers to pull over any driver they suspect of transporting migrants—primarily migrants whom the federal government has released from federal custody and permitted to live in the United States while they pursue asylum and other claims. It directs state officers to make their own determinations about passengers’ immigration status, wholly independent of the federal government, and to impose harsh penalties based on those unilateral immigration decisions. It opens the door to profiling, standardless detention, questioning, vehicle seizure, rerouting, and heavy fines. The executive order is already having a profound chilling effect on people’s movement in border communities and throughout the State. ... "