In a blow to border enforcement efforts, the Supreme Court has sided with the Biden administration and allowed federal immigration agents to remove razor wire from sections of the U.S.-Mexico border put up by Texas state officials.
This decision reverses a lower court ruling last year that had prohibited the federal government from removing the razor wire that Texas National Guard soldiers assembled along the Rio Grande. This move was intended to deter migrants from crossing into the country illegally.
But now, in a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court has suspended the lower court’s injunction at the request of the Biden administration. This means that the razor wire, which has proven effective at preventing illegal crossings, must be taken down.
It is puzzling that Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Amy Coney Barrett would side with the court’s liberal justices in this decision. This decision is a clear signal that the Biden administration’s lax approach to border security is being fully embraced by the highest court in the land.
The majority of the razor wire is deployed in the Shelby Park area of Eagle Pass – city owned property that the state of TX recently seized control of with armed soldiers – and kicked the federal government out.
In order to remove the wire, TX has to allow Border Patrol back in.…
— Bill Melugin (@BillMelugin_) January 22, 2024
What is most concerning about this ruling is that it goes against federal law, which requires Border Patrol to process and determine the fate of migrants who enter the country illegally. This decision essentially allows Texas state officials to overstep their authority and hinder the federal government’s ability to enforce our nation’s immigration laws.
Amy Barrett and John Roberts okay Biden’s DHS removing Texas’ border barriers https://t.co/yFIxvm5Sji
— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) January 22, 2024
The Biden administration has argued that the razor wire obstructs Border Patrol’s operations and hinders their ability to assist migrants who may be in distress. However, this argument ignores the fact that it is the federal government’s responsibility to enforce our immigration laws and process migrants who enter the U.S. illegally.
It seems that the Biden administration would rather pander to illegal immigrants than fulfill their duty to protect our nation’s borders.
BREAKING: A divided Supreme Court will allow Border Patrol agents to cut razor wire that Texas installed on the U.S.-Mexico border, while a lawsuit over the wire continues.
The justices, by a 5-4 vote, have legalized, at least temporarily, the invasion of Texas and America.…
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) January 22, 2024
The White House has called this decision a victory, claiming that the razor wire impedes Border Patrol operations. But the reality is that this decision puts the safety of our communities and our frontline personnel at risk.
It is also worth noting that this ruling comes as the Biden administration is already facing backlash for its handling of the border crisis. Texas officials have defied a demand from the Department of Homeland Security to stop blocking Border Patrol access to a public park, which the state has taken control of to hold and inspect migrants.
It’s clear that the Biden administration has a disdain for our nation’s immigration laws and is willing to turn a blind eye to illegal activity. Their disregard for the safety of Americans, Border Patrol agents, and the migrants themselves is alarming.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has vowed to continue fighting for the state’s sovereignty and its right to protect its borders. He has rightly pointed out that the Biden administration’s refusal to enforce our immigration laws only encourages more illegal crossings and puts everyone involved at risk.