Top LULAC attorney says Abbott's order to pull over migrants will soon result in racial profiling suits

Sanford Nowlin

San Antonio Current (subscription required)

Jul 29, 2021

LULAC Sues Abbott Over Migrant Attacks

Texas will soon face lawsuits over Gov. Greg Abbott's order that state troopers should pull over vehicles whose drivers they suspect of transporting migrants who pose a risk of transmitting COVID-19, a top civil-rights attorney said.

The order, issued Wednesday amid a flurry of hardline immigration moves by Abbott, is unconstitutional because it promotes racial profiling, said Eric Cedillo, national legal advisor to the League of United Latin American Citizens.