Politico: Abbott Aims to Restrict Immigrant Travel Through Texas, Citing Rising COVID-19 Infections

 

Republican Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order Wednesday designed to restrict border entries in Texas, saying the action will cut down on Covid-19 infections, as his party continues to criticize the president’s handling of the border.

The move comes about a month after the governor vowed to build a border wall in Texas, a nod to former President Donald Trump’s plan to curb migration. The Republican party has been chiding the Biden administration’s handling of heightened border crossings, urging Vice President Kamala Harris to visit the U.S.-Mexico border and criticizing the trip she made in June.

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