A federal judge in Texas ordered the Department of Homeland Security to stop cutting razor wire installed by the state of Texas to slow the flow of illegal aliens into the country, a blow to the Biden regime’s open borders agenda.
On Monday, Judge Alia Moses of the U.S. Western District of Texas issued a temporary restraining order for the federal government to refrain from “disassembling, degrading, [or] tampering” with the miles of wire along the banks of the Rio Grande on the US-Mexico border.
BREAKING NEWS: FEDERAL JUDGE ISSUES TRO TO THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION. https://t.co/V1ohiA4hkZ
— Attorney General Ken Paxton (@KenPaxtonTX) October 30, 2023
Moses’ ruling is a win, albeit a temporary one, for the state of Texas which sued the Biden regime last week, accusing the federal government of “undermining” the Lone Star State’s border security efforts when it destroyed wire near Eagle Pass, a heavily trafficked point of entry into the U.S.
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The judge’s order makes an exception for “any medical emergency that mostly likely results in serious bodily injury or death to a person, absent any boats or other life-saving apparatus available to avoid such medical emergencies prior to reaching the concertina wire barrier.”
Texas Governor Greg Abbott celebrated the ruling.
“Federal judge orders Biden Admin to stop cutting razor wire along Texas-Mexico border. Another win for Texas & our historic border mission,” he wrote on X, formerly Twitter. “Biden created this crisis & has tried to block us at every turn. Attorney General Paxton & I are pushing back.”
Federal judge orders Biden Admin to stop cutting razor wire along Texas-Mexico border.
Another win for Texas & our historic border mission.
Biden created this crisis & has tried to block us at every turn.
Attorney General Paxton & I are pushing back.https://t.co/b0xhFaSCqJ
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) October 30, 2023
Last month, Abbott posted a video to the platform showing Border Patrol agents cutting a portion of the wire barrier, “opening the floodgates to illegal immigrants.”
Texas installed razor wire in Eagle Pass to stop illegal crossings.
Today the Biden Admin CUT that wire, opening the floodgates to illegal immigrants.
I immediately deployed more Texas National Guard to repel illegal crossings & install more razor wire. pic.twitter.com/eMtLS8Z6WI
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) September 20, 2023
Another video, posted to X by Fox News reporter Bill Melugin this summer, shows agents cutting the wire to allow more than a dozen people to pass through and the motorboat that brought them, likely driven by a human smuggler, revs the engine and speeds away back to Mexico without being detained, possibly to pick up another load of migrants.
NEW: Video from source in Eagle Pass shows Border Patrol cutting through razor wire placed by the state of TX to allow migrants to enter & be processed after crossing illegally. @TxDPS tells me this is the first time they know of this happening, and that it’s being looked into… pic.twitter.com/jESPbzj9sw
— Bill Melugin (@BillMelugin_) June 30, 2023
According to a statement posted to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s website, “By Friday, October 27, federal agents were observed escalating their efforts to destroy Texas’s border barriers, using heavy machinery such as forklifts to uproot large sections of fencing to facilitate mass entry. In response, Attorney General Paxton immediately filed an emergency motion for a temporary restraining order.
“Within half an hour of the filing, the Biden Administration further escalated the barrier destruction, as agents were filmed using a forklift to smash the fencing against the ground repeatedly. On Saturday, Texas filed additional documentation about this incident, and the motion for a temporary restraining order was granted the next working day, Monday, October 30. The federal court has set the hearing on Texas’s motion for preliminary injunction seeking to prevent the agents’ cutting, destroying, damaging, or otherwise interfering with Texas’s concertina wire fence for November 7, 2023,” the statement read.
“The federal government’s outrageous escalation in response to our lawsuit demonstrates Biden’s disturbing contempt for the State of Texas, for the citizens of the United States, and for our country’s entire foundation of the rule of law,” Paxton said. “By acting quickly and monitoring their actions closely, we were able to secure a restraining order, and I am confident we will continue to prevail.”
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