Governor Abbott Delivers Major Border Update

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

( – Texas Governor Greg Abbott, in a conversation on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures,” highlighted the significant decrease in migrant crossings at a particular border park in Texas following the installation of razor wire barriers. Abbott, who has been openly critical of the Biden administration’s handling of border security, noted the stark contrast in the number of daily crossings before and after the razor wire’s deployment in Eagle Pass, Texas. Previously, the area saw thousands of migrants crossing daily, which has now reportedly dropped to an average of just three individuals over the past few days.

Abbott emphasized the effectiveness of such measures in demonstrating the state’s capability to secure its borders and critiqued President Joe Biden for opposing these efforts. He further mentioned the support from over half of the U.S. governors, backing Texas’s stance on the constitutional right to self-defense against perceived threats or invasions.

The state of Texas initiated the erection of razor wire along its border with Mexico last year as a defensive measure against illegal border crossings. However, the Biden administration has contested Texas’s authority to undertake such actions, according to The Hill. Despite federal opposition, Texas has persisted, asserting its right to safeguard its borders.

Tensions escalated when Texas authorities fenced off a public park in Eagle Pass and installed razor wire without notifying local officials. This move led to conflicts with Border Patrol agents, particularly concerning access to the park and its main boat ramp.

The Supreme Court recently ruled that border agents have the authority to remove the razor wire installed by Texas, citing that it interfered with federal border enforcement operations. Nonetheless, the Texas National Guard continues to set up razor wire, maintaining the state’s firm stance on border security.

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