The battle between the Biden administration and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is heating up.
The state is now in a legal standoff over its recent takeover of a public park in Eagle Pass, a location known for its high amounts of illegal immigration. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is rejecting a cease-and-desist letter from the Department of Homeland Security, which orders state officials to allow the federal border patrol into the park and to remove barriers set up by the state.
Paxton replied saying. “Because the facts and law side with Texas, the State will continue utilizing its constitutional authority to defend her territory.” He also accused the federal government of being derelict in its duties.
The standoff in Texas comes as Republicans on the House Homeland Security Committee wrapped their final impeachment hearing against DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas yesterday. The lawmakers intend to move forward with an impeachment resolution as early as this month, citing the crisis at the southern border.