Supreme Court sides with Biden admin over Texas on border question

by ian


The Biden administration scored a win yesterday. In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that federal officials can cut through razor wire installed by Texas law enforcement along the U.S.-Mexico border.

U.S Customs and Border Protection argued the wire prevented them from properly managing the border by hampering their ability to catch illegal immigrants who already crossed into the United States.

Conservative justices John Roberts and Amy Coney Barrett sided with the liberal justices in the ruling, which allows the wire to be removed while litigation plays out in the lower court. Texas Gov. Greg Abbot responded to the ruling saying on X, “This is not over… I will continue to defend Texas’ constitutional authority to secure the border.”

Public Safety Spokesman Chris Olivarez says the state will continue to use razor wire and other barriers to stem the flow of illegal immigrants along the Rio Grande.