Texas Defies Supreme Court Ruling: U.S. Border Patrol Has ‘No Plans’ to Remove Razor Wire
Despite a recent Supreme Court ruling allowing federal agents to cut the border wire set up by Texas, the U.S. Border Patrol has declared that there are currently ‘no plans’ to dismantle the razor wire installed along the southern border by the state.
The ongoing legal clash between Texas and the Biden administration involves various border security measures, including the cutting of razor wire, river buoys, and recent disputes over the seizure of Shelby Park near Eagle Pass.
Multifaceted Legal Clash: Texas’ Defense of Border Security Measures
Texas finds itself entangled in a multifaceted legal battle with the federal government, asserting its ‘self-defense’ stance against what it characterizes as a migrant ‘invasion.’
The legal challenges include objections to Texas’ seizure of Shelby Park, lawsuits over the removal of razor wire, and disputes regarding the placement of buoys in the Rio Grande, intentionally obstructing migrants.
The Supreme Court recently ruled in favor of the administration, allowing agents to continue cutting border wire, but Texas remains defiant.
Biden’s Support for Senate-Negotiated Border Deal: Vows to ‘Shut Down the Border’
President Biden expressed support for a Senate-negotiated border deal, emphasizing its toughness and fairness in securing the border.
The deal, if signed into law, grants the president new emergency authority to ‘shut down the border’ when overwhelmed.
The White House has agreed to new limits on asylum, including the rapid expulsion of migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally if encounters surpass 5,000 per day.
Border Security Reforms: New Limits on Asylum and Expulsion Power
The negotiated border deal proposes significant reforms, including the creation of an expulsion power allowing rapid returns to Mexico for migrants crossing illegally if encounters exceed 5,000 per day.
President Biden called it the ‘toughest and fairest’ set of reforms and vowed to utilize the emergency authority on the day of signing the bill into law.
The bill aims to resolve asylum claims within six months without detaining migrants, a faster process than the current system.
Biden Urges Congressional Funding for Border Security: Republicans and Texas Resist Deal
President Biden called on Congress to provide funding requested in October to secure the border, including additional border patrol agents, immigration judges, asylum officers, and inspection machines.
However, Texas Governor Abbott has asserted the state’s ‘right to self-defense,’ highlighting the administration’s role in causing an ‘unprecedented invasion.’
Republicans, including U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson, view the deal as ‘dead on arrival’ in its current form.
Border Patrol’s Stance: ‘No Plans’ to Remove Texas-Installed Infrastructure
A spokesperson for the Department of Homeland Security emphasized that immigration law enforcement is a federal responsibility.
While the legal battle plays out in the courts, the relationship between Border Patrol and Texas officials on the ground remains ‘strong.’
The Border Patrol has affirmed it has ‘no plans’ to remove the infrastructure, indicating a unified focus on the mission of protecting the country.
This standoff adds another layer of complexity to the broader debate over border security and immigration policies in the United States.**Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn