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Biden administration threatens to sue after Texas officials say they’ll yank licenses from facilities housing unaccompanied migrant children

A federal attorney claims an order from Gov. Greg Abbott violates the U.S. Constitution’s Supremacy Clause and said legal action could follow if the state carries through with plans to pull licenses from the federally contracted facilities.

Unaccompanied migrants at the Customs and Border Protection migrant processing center in El Paso on March 29, 2021.
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