Texas National Guard replaces razor wire along Rio Grande, accuses Biden admin of removing wire previously

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EAGLE PASS, TX – Video recently shared on social media shows the Texas National Guard replacing razor wire along the Rio Grande meant to deter unlawful border crossings, which local officials have said were previously removed by the Biden administration against the state’s wishes. 

On the morning of September 21st, Mike Banks, who works as a special advisor to Texas Governor Greg Abbott on border-related matters, took to X (formerly Twitter) to showcase video of Texas National Guard troops replacing the wire that was previously used to dissuade unlawful border crossing along the Rio Grande.

Banks captioned the post with, “Texas National Guard soldiers are on the ground in Eagle Pass replacing razor wire the Biden Admin cut yesterday. Texas will NEVER give up on our efforts to secure the border,” echoing a sentiment held by Governor Abbott that the Biden administration is to blame for the unwanted dismantling of the razor wire.

Governor Abbott made his accusations clear on September 20th in a post to X, writing, “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.”

This past July, the Biden administration’s Department of Justice filed suit against Texas over the installation of buoy barriers along the Rio Grande, again, meant to serve as a deterrence to unlawful border crossing into the state.

Yet the Biden administration asserted that the use of such marine barriers raised humanitarian and environmental concerns, while also alleging that Texas had no legal authority to establish the barriers that ran between Eagle Pass and Piedras Negras, Mexico.

A federal judge hearing the case at first ordered Texas officials to remove the marine barriers, but the U.S. Court of Appeals has since stayed that decision while the matter continues going through the legal system.

Meanwhile, the Border Patrol Union has shared their own criticisms of the current administration, asserting that criminal cartels south of the border see President Biden as “their best buddy” since his administration is perceived as being weak on addressing the border crisis.

There’s no word yet from the Biden administration on whether they’re taking ownership of the recent vandalism of Texas’ razor wire along the Rio Grande. 
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