Supreme Court Allows Removal of Texas Razor Wire on U.S.-Mexico Border Amid Border Security Dispute
In a divided decision, the Supreme Court permits the removal of razor wire installed by Texas along the U.S.-Mexico border, addressing an ongoing border security dispute with the Biden administration.
In a closely divided decision, the Supreme Court has granted an emergency appeal, allowing Border Patrol agents to cut razor wire installed by Texas along the U.S.-Mexico border. The 5-4 vote comes amid an escalating standoff between the Biden administration and Texas over immigration enforcement.
The razor wire, part of Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s broader efforts to secure the border, spans approximately 30 miles near Eagle Pass. The Biden administration, seeking removal of the wire, objected to a previous appellate ruling in favor of Texas.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton emphasized that the fight is not over, stating, “I look forward to defending our state’s sovereignty.” Governor Abbott has authorized additional measures, including floating barriers in the Rio Grande and arresting migrants on trespassing charges, further fueling the legal dispute.
The removal of the razor wire has been a point of contention, with Texas arguing that it aids illegal crossings. The Supreme Court decision addresses the immediate conflict while the larger legal battle over border security measures continues in federal courts.