Judge halts Biden admin from cutting razor wire in Texas at southern border

 November 4, 2023

Given that the Biden administration refuses to deploy any measures to mitigate the flow of illegal aliens crossing onto U.S. soil at the southern border, the state of Texas has taken matters into its own hands.

One of the measures deployed by Texas included miles of razor wire, used to deter illegal migrants from crossing over. It was primarily deployed around the Eagle Pass area.

The Biden administration began ordering federal agents and troops to cut the razor wire after various activist groups complained that it was bad for the environment and injuring illegal migrants attempting to cross.

However, according to The Hill, the cutting of the razor wire was put to a temporary halt by a federal judge.

The Hill noted:

In a ruling filed Monday, U.S. District Judge Alia Moses granted a temporary restraining order that prohibits the federal government from removing, disassembling, degrading or tampering with the concertina wire installed at the U.S.-Mexico border in Eagle Pass, Texas.

Exceptions to the order included "any medical emergency that most likely results in the injury or death to a person," if no water crafts or “"other life-saving apparatus" are available prior to reaching the razor wire barrier.

The state of Texas took legal action after orders were given to begin cutting the razor wire. The state claimed that it was unlawful because it was destroying state property.

The Hill added:

The judge also sided with Texas on the basis of public interest, arguing the wire deters unlawful activity, including illegal entry, drug smuggling and human trafficking.

Social media users reacted to the judge's order, with many cheering the fact that at least for now, the Biden administration will have to let the razor wire stand as it is.

"A federal judge ordered that the Biden Administration can no longer cut razor wire along the Texas/Mexico border to allow illegal immigrants to freely enter our country.... The President of the United States had to be defeated in court to protect our southern border... Just think about that for a moment," Tim Young wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter.

Another X user wrote, "The next time any of them cut razor wire I want them in jail. And if it’s National Guard then I want their Commanding Officers prosecuted as well."

The matter will soon be debated in court. Hopefully, Texas prevails.