Greg Abbott, the Governor of Texas has signed an order on Wednesday prohibiting ground transportation for immigrants who might have Covid-19 into the communities, Fox News informed.
The news arrives in the wake of the new delta strain surge that sees an increasing number of cases among the immigrants who are arrested on the US-Mexico border.
BREAKING: TX Governor Greg Abbott signed an executive order today banning ground transportation of migrants who pose a risk of carrying COVID-19 into TX communities. DPS is ordered to stop & redirect, or impound any vehicle upon suspicion back to its point of origin. @FoxNews pic.twitter.com/wdMFAEkJft— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) July 28, 2021
The GOP governor argued that there is a significant increase in border crossings that are unlawful. This behavior has also led to a very steep increase in the Covid-19 cases among the illegal immigrants who have succeeded on their “mission” to enter the United States, and now the state must do everything in its power to protects its residents from the virus and make the communities feel less burdened.