Supreme Court Allows Biden Administration to Remove Razor Wire at US-Mexico Border
Supreme Court grants Biden admin win in Texas border dispute, allowing removal of razor wire. Texas vows to keep fighting.
In a significant victory for President Joe Biden's administration, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of allowing Border Patrol agents to remove razor wire that Texas had installed at the southern border. The decision came as a result of an emergency appeal by the Biden administration, which was granted by the Supreme Court in a 5-4 court order.
The lower court's ruling, which had temporarily prevented the federal government from removing the razor wire while considering a lawsuit filed by Texas against the Biden administration, was vacated by the Supreme Court. Justices Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Samuel Alito, and Brett Kavanaugh would have ruled against the Biden administration's emergency appeal.
The installation of approximately 30 miles of razor wire near the Rio Grande was ordered by Governor Greg Abbott as part of Operation Lone Star, an initiative launched in response to the surge in illegal immigration at the southern border. Texas filed a lawsuit against the federal government after Border Patrol cut down sections of the razor wire and allowed illegal immigrants to cross the border.
Following the Supreme Court's ruling, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton emphasized that the fight over the southern border is far from over. He warned that the temporary order granted by the Supreme Court would allow the Biden administration to continue to "aid the foreign invasion of America" and expressed his commitment to defending Texas' sovereignty.
The ongoing feud between Texas and the federal government over border security continues to be a contentious issue, with both sides vowing to defend their respective positions. The Supreme Court's decision has significant implications for the ongoing debate surrounding immigration policy and border security in the United States.