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Mon Mar 8, 2021, 01:11 AM

Gov. Greg Abbott rejects aid from Biden administration in dispute over COVID-19 testing for migrants

Patrick Svitek and Julian Aguilar,
The Texas Tribune
March 7, 2021
Updated: March 7, 2021 2:28 p.m.

Gov. Greg Abbott appeared this week to rebuff help from the federal government to give coronavirus testing to migrants before they are released from federal custody, saying it's a federal responsibility to screen immigrants coming into Texas.

The announcement came after Abbott, a Republican, repeatedly accused the administration of Democratic President Joe Biden of “releasing immigrants in South Texas that have been exposing Texans to COVID.” The Biden administration denied that Thursday, and CNN reported that Abbott was “stalling” on a federal offer to pitch in on testing migrants.

Abbott and Biden have been fighting for days over coronavirus safety protocols and whose actions have been putting the health of Texans at risk. After Abbott announced this week that he was lifting Texas' statewide mask mandate and capacity restrictions on businesses, Biden called that decision "Neanderthal thinking." Abbott shot back in multiple interviews and social media posts that Biden's immigration policies were the real threat to Texans and accused the president of releasing migrants with COVID-19 into Texas.

"The Biden Administration is recklessly releasing hundreds of illegal immigrants who have COVID into Texas communities," Abbott wrote in one tweet Wednesday afternoon.

More:
https://www.chron.com/politics/article/greg-abbott-joe-biden-immigrants-testing-16007542.php

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Judi Lynn Mar 8 OP
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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Mar 8, 2021, 10:03 AM

1. The anti-Abbott campaign signs are just composing themselves.

Looking forward to having one or more of them in my front yard.

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Mon Mar 8, 2021, 10:42 AM

2. If the migrants are in federal custody, Abbott's not needed. Go around him.

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Mon Mar 8, 2021, 01:09 PM

3. Abbott is a Trumplican abomination.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Mar 8, 2021, 02:07 PM

4. Couldn't

the federal government just go in and do the testing anyway?

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Mon Mar 8, 2021, 04:27 PM

5. GOP Goto Move: Blame a Minority

Positivity Rates in Texas Have Shot Up as Abbott repeals masks mandates and social distancing rules. However, rather than take responsibility, Abbott once again relies on anti-immigrant hysteria.

Once again we see how racism can prove deadly not only to minorities, but to white people.

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Mon Mar 8, 2021, 09:18 PM

6. Texas: No masks

Just like no water or electricity.

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