Texas Governor Greg Abbott has taken a bold stance in the ongoing battle to secure the state’s border, following a recent Supreme Court ruling on the authority of Border Patrol agents to cut razor-wire fencing in the Eagle Pass area. Abbott made it clear that he will not back down in the face of federal overreach and will continue to defend Texas’ constitutional authority to protect its borders from illegal crossings that are being encouraged by the Biden administration.
Abbott’s unwavering commitment to border security was displayed in his response to the Supreme Court decision, where he emphasized the effectiveness of Texas’ razor wire in deterring illegal crossings. The governor’s determination to safeguard the state’s border has gained significant support from fellow Republican lawmakers who share his concerns about the Biden administration’s handling of the border crisis.
This is not over.
Texas' razor wire is an effective deterrent to the illegal crossings Biden encourages.
I will continue to defend Texas' constitutional authority to secure the border and prevent the Biden Admin from destroying our property.https://t.co/pV7Cuq57d1
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) January 22, 2024
The recent ruling specifically addressed the use of concertina wire by Texas National Guard personnel in response to the surge of illegal border crossers. The border situation has escalated to the point where Texas law enforcement and National Guard personnel had to take control of Shelby Park in Eagle Pass, a public park that had become a hotspot for large illegal crossings. As part of “Operation Lonestar,” Governor Abbott went as far as signing a new law to allow Texas officials to arrest and deport illegal aliens through local courts, defiantly opposing the Biden administration’s “catch and release” policy that has only exacerbated the influx of illegal aliens.
The record numbers of illegal aliens crossing the southern border in 2022 and 2023, with an average surge of 10,000 illegals entering per day, have clearly demonstrated the severity of the crisis. Abbott’s unwavering stance against federal intervention in Texas’ border security efforts has become a beacon of hope for those who believe in upholding national sovereignty and addressing the border crisis with the seriousness it deserves.
Amid accusations from the Biden administration that Texas was complicit in recent drownings in the Rio Grande River, the governor has stood firm, citing Mexican government reports that had forewarned the administration about the drownings. It is evident that Abbott’s determination to protect Texas’ borders and prevent the destruction of state property has struck a chord with those who recognize the urgent need to address the escalating border crisis and uphold the rule of law.
In the face of opposition from the federal government and the Supreme Court’s ruling, Governor Abbott’s resolve remains unshakable, and his defiance has garnered support from like-minded Republican lawmakers who view the open border as a threat to national security. Republican U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins (R-LA) echoed the sentiments of many when he described the border situation as a “civil war scenario” and expressed his support for Texas in standing their ground against federal overreach. Abbott’s principled stance in the face of unprecedented challenges is a testament to his unwavering commitment to protecting Texas and the rule of law.