In a bold move to protect the southern border, Texas Governor Greg Abbott is standing his ground against a narrow Supreme Court order favoring the Biden administration’s removal efforts. Despite claims from politicians and media pundits, legal experts agree that Abbott’s decision to continue laying wire at the border does not defy the high court, but rather asserts the state’s right to keep its border secure.
Abbott’s unwavering determination to fortify the border has sparked backlash from Democrats and even some members of his own party, who accuse him of defying the Supreme Court ruling. However, legal experts argue that there is no order from the Supreme Court for Texas to defy and that the temporary order simply allows the Department of Homeland Security to remove the wire while the case progresses through the courts.
Texas National Guard soldiers are setting up more razor wire here in Eagle Pass to repel illegal crossings.
Yesterday, the Supreme Court allowed the Biden administration to remove this wire but Texas is still blocking Border Patrol from processing migrants in this area. pic.twitter.com/edptUKNobz
— Camilo Montoya-Galvez (@camiloreports) January 23, 2024
While some critics claim that Texas is walking a thin legal line, the reality is that the Supreme Court has not explicitly ordered the state to cease laying wire. This means that Abbott is well within his rights as governor to take necessary steps to protect the border from illegal crossings.
Furthermore, as Texas continues to face an overwhelming influx of migrants, the Biden administration’s failure to effectively manage the border has left the state with no choice but to take matters into its own hands. With over 7 million encounters at the border since 2021 and more than 250,000 migrant encounters in December alone, it’s clear that the federal government’s negligence has forced Texas to act independently to safeguard its borders.
As the legal battle rages on, the Supreme Court’s narrow 5-4 split over the wire removal order reflects the deep divide on this crucial issue. But with the mounting pressure from political figures and the impending full 5th Circuit review, one thing is certain: Governor Abbott’s unwavering commitment to border security will continue to defy the Biden administration’s failed immigration policies.