EAGLE PASS, TX — The Texas National Guard continues to fortify border barriers with razor wire, defying demands of the Biden administration, The Daily Wire found upon visiting the park in Eagle Pass, Texas, that has become the focal point of the feud between the state and the federal government.
The Biden administration and the Texas National Guard are locked in an ongoing dispute over Shelby Park in Eagle Pass, a sprawling park that, up until recently, was used as a major thoroughfare for illegal immigrants attempting to gain access to the United States.
The Texas National Guard took control of Shelby Park after Customs and Border Patrol agents were filmed cutting through razor wire to make it easier for illegal immigrants to enter the United States.
TEXAS AGENTS TAKE BORDER UNDER CONTROL, INSTALLING NEW RAZOR WIRE AND ARRESTING ILLEGALS
Tensions hit a fever pitch this week after the Supreme Court sided with the Biden administration in a 5-4 vote, saying that federal agents may cut and remove the razor wire to allow illegal immigrants to enter the country.
But despite the action from the Supreme Court, The Daily Wire found that Texas authorities have not only maintained existing razor wire fortifications but have added razor wire to border barriers, all while continuing to bar Border Patrol from establishing a presence in the park.
The Texas National Guard is actively installing new razor wire to barriers at the southern border, lining the shores in Eagle Pass with razor wire-covered shipping containers@SpencerLndqst reports from the border pic.twitter.com/zkXCBcL7XD
— Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) January 25, 2024
Texas authorities have also arrested illegal immigrants for trespassing, taking some to jail rather than handing them over to Customs and Border Patrol for processing.
WATCH: Footage obtained by The Daily Wire's @SpencerLndqst shows Texas National Guard Soldiers assisting the state's Department of Public Safety apprehend a group of illegal border crossers early this morning. pic.twitter.com/79Qx61UHCg
— Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) January 26, 2024
Now the Biden administration has demanded that the Texas National Guard give Border Patrol complete access to Shelby Park by today, Friday January 26th.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott appeared to respond to President Biden’s deadline in a Thursday night post on X, formerly Twitter, defending the state’s decision to defend its borders from mass illegal immigration amid an unprecedented crisis.
“Half of America joins Texas in asserting our constitutional right of self defense under Art. 1, Sec. 10, stemming from Joe Biden’s refusal to enforce immigration laws,” the post from Abbott states. “His actions have caused an unprecedented invasion that we must defend against.”
Twenty-five Republican Governors from across the country have sided with Abbott in the wake of the Supreme Court decision, blasting the Biden administration for facilitating mass illegal immigration into the United States.
“We stand in solidarity with our fellow Governor, Greg Abbott, and the State of Texas in utilizing every tool and strategy, including razor wire fences, to secure the border,” the statement from the Republican governors reads before slamming the Biden administration for “refusing to enforce immigration laws already on the books and is illegally allowing mass parole across America of migrants who entered our country illegally.”
The dispute over Shelby Park comes as the United States has faced an unprecedented crisis, with over 10 million crossing the border since Joe Biden took office.