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Governor Abbott’s executive order to halt the transport of illegal immigrants within the State of Texas has been blocked



State troopers will no longer be able to pull over drivers who they suspect of transporting migrants into Texas.

“It is further order that Defendants, their agents, officers, and employees, and all other persons and entities in active concert or participation with them, are enjoined, pending a full hearing on Plaintiff’s application for a preliminary injunction, from enforcing the Executive Order,” the judge’s order reads.

“It is further ordered that this temporary restraining order shall remain in force until the 13th day of August, 2021, at 8:00 a.m., or until such later date as may be extended by the Court or agreed upon by the parties,” the order continued.

The judge’s action is already being touted as a victory for the Biden administration, since it promotes lawlessness when it comes to immigration enforcement.

U.S. District Judge Cardone said the Republican governor’s order caused irreparable injury to the U.S. and the immigrants in its custody, and that she may extend the hold until the case is resolved.

Abbott’s order had stopped contractors hired by the federal government, nonprofits and volunteers from helping transport migrants to shelters and other drop-off points where they can stay temporarily, as they await court proceedings.

The Texas governor’s order was shot down by the court, despite its justification being to limit the spread of COVID-19, which has been described as a public health emergency.