Federal Judge Halts COVID-19 Stops For Migrant Transports In Texas

Texas state troopers will not be allowed to stop vehicles carrying migrants because of COVID-19.

A federal judge issued the temporary restraining order on Tuesday.

Last week, Governor Greg Abbott had authorized troopers to stop any vehicle that they suspected might be transporting migrants.

He says migrants coming across the border are worsening the spread of COVID-19 in Texas.

The Biden administration argues that stopping the transfer of migrants keeps them in crowded facilities where the virus can spread.