Texas Continues To Set Up Razor Wire To Stop Illegal Immigration Despite SCOTUS Ruling
EL PASO, TEXAS - MAY 11: Texas National Guard soldiers close a section of razor wire surrounding a makeshift migrant camp on May 11, 2023 in El Paso, Texas. The number of immigrants reaching the border has surged with the end of the U.S. government's Covid-era Title 42 policy, which for the past three years has allowed for the quick expulsion of irregular migrants entering the country.
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The Texas National Guard continued to install razor wire along the U.S.-Mexico border on Tuesday after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Biden administration could cut through or remove the razor wire.

“The Texas Military Department continues to hold the line in Shelby Park to deter and prevent unlawful entry into the State of Texas,” Texas said in a statement. “We remain resolute in our actions to secure our border, preserve the rule of law, and protect the sovereignty of our State.”

The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 on Monday in favor of the Biden administration. The order said that Justice Clarence Thomas, Justice Samuel Alito, Justice Neil Gorsuch, and Justice Brett Kavanaugh all would have denied the Biden administration’s request.

Images emerged on Tuesday showing the state of Texas doubling down on its efforts to stop President Joe Biden’s illegal immigration crisis by continuing to lay razor wire along the border.

“The Texas National Guard continues to hold the line in Eagle Pass,” said Governor Greg Abbott. “Texas will not back down from our efforts to secure the border in Biden’s absence.”

The razor wire was installed as part of Operation Lone Star, which Abbott launched in March 2021 due to Biden refusing to enforce U.S. immigration law and Biden’s policies leading to an explosion in illegal immigration on the southern border.

Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) spokesman Chris Olivarez highlighted Operation Lone Star in a social media post on Monday night.


“The State of Texas, under Gov. @GregAbbott_TX ’s Operation Lone Star, will maintain its current posture in deterring illegal border crossings by utilizing effective border security measures – reinforced concertina wire & anti-climb barriers along the Rio Grande,” said Olivarez. “The logical concern should be why the Federal Government continues to hinder Texas’ ability to protect its border, all while allowing for the exploitation, dangerous, & inhumane methods of permitting illegal immigrants, including children, to illegally cross a dangerous river where many have lost their lives. Texas is the only state using every strategy & resource to protect its sovereignty, combat criminal activity, & discourage illegal immigration. #Texas will continue to hold the line.”

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