Gov. Abbott’s mandate gets blocked by Federal judge

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A federal judge has temporarily blocked Gov. Greg Abbott’s mandate that allows Texas Department of Public Safety troopers to stop vehicles suspected of transporting migrants, Tuesday.

U.S. District Judge Kathleen Cardone granted the Department of Justice’s request for a temporary restraining order on Abbott’s executive order targeting the transportation of undocumented immigrants, stating that it is a violation of the U.S. Constitution.

Last Wednesday, Gov. Abbott signed the executive order, allowing DPS troopers to stop vehicles suspected of transporting migrants.

In a statement, Abbott said that the executive order would “reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposure in our communities.”

The temporary restraining order is in effect until August 13.

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