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Border Agents Can Remove Razor Wire in Texas, Supreme Court Rules

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Border Agents Can <br />Remove Razor Wire in Texas, , Supreme Court Rules.<br />On Jan. 22, the Supreme Court voted 5-4 in favor of vacating last month's appeals court ruling that stopped Texas border agents from removing razor wire, 'The Hill' reports. .<br />Justices that voted in favor of the decision include John Roberts, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, <br />Amy Coney Barrett and Ketanji Brown Jackson.<br />The border conflict escalated when fences and razor wire were installed in Eagle Pass, Texas, earlier this month, 'The Hill' reports. .<br />The razor wire prohibited Border Patrol officials from gaining access to the area. .<br />Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton <br />defended the state's actions. .<br />Because the facts and law side with <br />Texas, the state will continue utilizing <br />its constitutional authority to defend <br />her territory, and I will continue <br />defending those lawful efforts in court. , Texas AG Ken Paxton, via letter to <br />DHS general counsel Jonathan Meyer.<br />The U.S. Department of Homeland <br />Security should stop wasting scarce <br />time and resources suing Texas, and <br />start enforcing the immigration laws <br />Congress already has on the books, Texas AG Ken Paxton, via letter to <br />DHS general counsel Jonathan Meyer.<br />Paxton's response came after DHS general counsel Jonathan Meyer wrote a cease-and-desist letter.<br />The recent actions by the <br />State of Texas have impeded operations of the Border Patrol. , DHS general counsel Jonathan Meyer, <br />via cease-and-desist letter.<br />Those actions conflict with the authority <br />and duties of Border Patrol under federal <br />law and are preempted under the Supremacy <br />Clause of the Constitution. Texas’s actions <br />also improperly seek to regulate <br />the federal government, DHS general counsel Jonathan Meyer, <br />via cease-and-desist letter.<br />Recently, a migrant woman and two children drowned while attempting to cross into Texas.<br />Border Patrol officials blamed the Texas National Guard for blocking them from the river and ultimately preventing them from saving the migrants, 'The Hill' reports.<br />While Texas officials deny the claims, the Supreme Court has intervened with its ruling.

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