Governor Abbott issues executive order due to Covid-19
Restricting transportation of migrants
AUSTIN, Texas – On Wednesday, July 28, Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order restricting ground transportation of migrants who pose a risk of carrying Covid-19 into Texas communities. Through the executive order, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) was directed to stop any vehicle upon reasonable suspicion of such violation. Then, they are to redirect such vehicles back to its point of origin or a port of entry. Additionally, DPS 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.”
You can view the Governor’s Executive Order by clicking here.
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