With the southern border in disarray because of President Joe Biden’s lax policies, Texas officials have had to make great strides to ensure the safety of Americans by installing barbed wire across the border to prevent illegal immigrants from crossing. The U.S. government has cut the wire across the border but was temporarily blocked by a federal appeals court.
U.S. District Court Judge Alia Moses, appointed by then-President George W. Bush, declined to issue an injunction barring the federal government from removing the wire despite criticizing the Biden administration’s handling of illegal immigration.
As a result, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton appealed Moses’ ruling to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, which issued a temporary lift of the order.
“I am pleased the court recognized the extent of the federal government’s blatant and disturbing efforts to subvert law and order at our State’s border with Mexico,” Paxton said. “This is an important step supporting Texas’s right to protect our citizens from Biden’s doctrine of open borders at any cost.”
Texas National Guard soldiers continue to install and reinforce razor wire barriers along the Texas-Mexico border.
While Biden’s dereliction of duty at the border continues, Texas holds the line. pic.twitter.com/6v2XYAhSXm
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) December 4, 2023
In her ruling, Moses said the evidence “amply demonstrates the utter failure of the [Biden administration] to deter, prevent, and halt unlawful entry into the United States.”
The judge argued that Border Patrol Agents must be able to cut the barbed wire along the border in cases of emergencies involving illegal immigrants.
“The law may be on the side of the Defendants and compel a resolution in their favor today, but it does not excuse their culpable and duplicitous conduct,” Moses added.
“The Defendants cannot claim the statutory duties they are so obviously derelict in enforcing as excuses to puncture the Plaintiff’s attempts to shore up the Defendants’ failing system,” the judge continued. “Nor may they seek judicial blessing of practices that both directly contravene those same statutory obligations and require the destruction of the Plaintiff’s property.”
Texas has been forced to act against illegal immigration since the Biden administration refuses to do so. Officials in the Lone Star State have installed razor wire in places such as El Paso and the Rio Grande Valley, where millions of illegal immigrants have crossed through since Biden took office.