Governor Abbott’s order would have allowed state troopers to stop vehicles under suspicion that they are transporting migrants who have COVID-19. While the governor and his allies have claimed that this is aimed at stopping the spread of the virus, advocates have said that the true purpose of the order is racial profiling.
Nearly eight months into his term, President Biden has hired a former Obama administration official to take apart the draconian immigration restrictions that were instituted by former President Trump.
The Biden administration is said to be considering sending doses of Johnson & Johnson’s single-shot COVID-19 vaccine to the border for migrants who would be released in the United States. Migrants who would be deported immediately would not have access to the vaccine, according to unnamed DHS staffers.