Judge blocks Texas governor’s order preventing transport of migrants

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By Jan Wolfe WASHINGTON (Reuters) -A U.S. judge on Tuesday temporarily halted an executive order by Texas Governor Greg Abbott that restricts the transport of migrants through the state and authorizes state troopers to pull over vehicles suspected of doing so. The written order by U.S. District Judge Kathleen Cardone in El Paso was a preliminary win for the U.S. Justice Department, which last week filed a lawsuit arguing Abbott’s move illegally infringes upon the federal government’s jurisdiction over immigration matters. Cardone said in her two-page order that the Justice Department would lik…

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