Federal Judge Blocks Governor Abbott’s Absurd Action Targeting Immigrants

AUSTIN, TexasTexas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement regarding the decision by a federal judge to block Gov. Abbott’s executive order about who can transport immigrants:

“Gov. Abbott’s executive order targeting migrants who have been legally cleared to travel in the United States pending immigration hearings, and those who provide private travel for them, was just the latest example of this governor’s gross abuse of power, hypocritical overreach, and a continuation of his racist rhetoric towards the border.

“We are glad that the Biden Administration stopped Abbott from enforcing this nonsensical executive order and for reaffirming that only the federal government has authority to enforce immigration law.

“Abbott should focus on doing his actual job of protecting Texans amid an explosion of COVID-19 in the state and fixing the electrical grid, instead of throwing away taxpayer money and resources for his own political theatre.”