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State officials in Texas have established barriers along certain parts of the U.S.-Mexico border in an effort to deter migrants from illegally entering the country.
Last year, a decision from a lower court prohibited the federal government from taking down the razor wire that was put up by National Guard soldiers, at the direction of Governor Greg Abbott, along the Rio Grande in Eagle Pass, Texas. This area is known for high levels of illegal border crossings.
However, with a 5-4 majority, the Supreme Court has temporarily halted the decision made by the lower court at the urging of the Biden administration. The administration contends that the placement of razor wire impedes the Border Patrol’s ability to handle migrants who are currently present on US territory and to assist those who may require aid.
Regularly, individuals crawl under the fence to enter the United States, often injuring themselves in the act.
The ongoing dispute between the state of Texas and the Biden administration regarding U.S. border policy has intensified recently. The state deployed National Guard soldiers to a public park in Eagle Pass that was previously being used by the Border Patrol to detain and screen migrants. Furthermore, Texas has installed razor wire in the area and is preventing federal agents from entering to carry out migrant processing.
Texas refused to comply with a request from the Department of Homeland Security to cease obstructing Border Patrol agents from accessing the park on Wednesday. This decision goes against the Biden administration’s claim that the blockage was unconstitutional. The DHS had previously stated that they would involve the Justice Department in pursuing any legal action against Texas.
Last week, the Department of Justice informed the Supreme Court of Texas’s taking of the Eagle Pass park, citing it as an instance of the state impeding Border Patrol agents from carrying out their duties.