Biden Moves To Stop Texas From Protecting Southern Border

Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

( – The Biden administration sought an intervention by the Supreme Court in the legal dispute with Texas following the appeals court decision to block the administration from destroying the razor wire that had been installed by the state. The installation is part of the state’s efforts to reduce the number of illegal immigrants who were illegally entering the country.

Following the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals decision to block the administration from taking any action that would interfere with the application, the Department of Justice filed an application calling for the Supreme Court to intervene.

In October, Texas had filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration for the destruction of over 29 miles of wire that had been installed to block illegal crossings. The state has claimed that the government is responsible for the illegal destruction of property that belonged to the state, and was part of the efforts in Texas to secure the state’s border. The state government further argued that this move had also disrupted the efforts of the state to secure its borders and had left gaps in the barriers along the border which were used to deter illegal immigrants from entering into the state.

However, the federal government has counterattacked these claims arguing that Border Patrol agents were required to apprehend migrants once they were on United States soil. They further claimed that the wire was blocking Border Patrol agents from being able to effectively patrol the area.

In October, a DHS spokesperson told Fox that while they did not provide commentary on pending cases, it is generally the responsibility of Border Patrol agents to handle and process those who illegally enter the country.

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