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Greg Abbott’s Bad-Faith Immigration Arguments Are Endless

The Texas governor is claiming his latest attack on young immigrants is motivated by concern for the state’s foster children. Don’t fall for it

Texas Governor Greg Abbott talks about Operation Lone Star during a press conference Texas Department of Public Safety Weslaco Regional Office on Thursday, April 1, 2021, in Weslaco, Texas. (Joel Martinez/The Monitor via AP)

Texas Governor Greg Abbott appears in front of law enforcement officials during an immigration press conference so you know he's very serious

Joel Martinez/The Monitor/AP

The war between Texas Governor Greg Abbott and the Biden administration is escalating. On Monday, a lawyer for the Department of Health and Human Services threatened legal action against the state of Texas if Abbott does not back down from his plan to de-license Texas shelters housing migrant children on behalf of HHS. Approximately 4,000 children are currently housed in 52 state-licensed shelters run by the Office of Refugee Resettlement. If Abbott makes good on his promise to revoke their accreditation, those children would be forced back into already overcrowded emergency shelters that lack the resources and training to care for them

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