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Texas filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration on Tuesday, citing the federal government’s policy of removing wire that state police had installed along the border.
In order to “encourage and assist thousands of aliens to illegally cross the Rio Grande and enter Texas,” federal officials have allegedly adopted a policy of damaging Texas’ wire, claims the lawsuit.
Recently, Republican Texas Governor Greg Abbott gave the order for state officials to erect barbed wire along the border in response to a rise in unauthorized border crossings.
BREAKING: Today, I filed a lawsuit against the Biden Administration regarding their cutting razor wire at the border. Texas is and will continue to be America's greatest backstop to the failures of the federal government. https://t.co/rfzJWYqYxH
The lawsuit names the following defendants: the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas of DHS, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), Acting Commissioner Troy Miller of CBP, U.S. Border Patrol, Border Patrol Chief Jason Owens, and Acting Chief Officer Juan Bernal.
“By cutting Texas’s concertina wire, the federal government has not only illegally destroyed property owned by the State of Texas; it has also disrupted the State’s border security efforts, leaving gaps in Texas’s border barriers and damaging Texas’s ability to effectively deter illegal entry into its territory,” the lawsuit reads.