U.S. attorney general tells Texas to rescind immigrant COVID-19 order U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland on Thursday warned Texas Governor Greg Abbott to "immediately rescind" a new executive order aimed at curbing the travel into the state of undocumented immigrants who may pose a risk of transmitting COVID-19. War of words between Texas Gov. Abbott, AG Garland over migrant orderIn a letter to Abbott, Garland claimed the governor’s order was “dangerous” as well as “contrary to federal law and cannot be enforced.” The Justice Dept. tells Texas governor his new Covid rule restricting migrant transports violates federal law.Attorney General Merrick B. Garland labeled the executive order Mr. Abbott issued on Wednesday “both dangerous and unlawful.” Texas governor restricts transportation of migrants who 'pose a risk of carrying COVID-19' into communitiesTexas Gov. Justice Department urges Texas to halt new migrant orderA new immigration measure by Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is drawing swift backlash from the Justice Department U.S. seeks to block Texas order curbing migrants' entryThe U.S. Justice Department on Friday sued Texas and its governor, Greg Abbott, seeking to block an order aimed at deterring migrants who may pose a risk of transmitting COVID-19. Garland floats legal action over Abbott immigration orderAttorney General Merrick Garland has threatened legal action against Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) over an executive order restricting non-governmental organizations the transportation of migrants from the Southern border.