Friday, March 1, 2024

The US Supreme Court allowed the removal of the wire fence placed by Texas authorities on the border

Abbott says “it’s not there yet” and believes barbed wire is “an effective deterrent”

The United States Supreme Court approved on Monday by a vote of five to four to allow the removal of the fence placed by the state of Texas on the border with Mexico as part of the efforts of the state authorities to prevent the crossing of migrants.

A federal appeals court paralyzed the work of the Border Patrol, a federal police force, in December due to doubts about its powers and referred the case to the Supreme Court, which now ruled in favor of the authorities in federal.

The decision is a political victory for the US president, Joe Biden, who faces the governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, on border control powers. From Washington they appealed to the Supreme Clause of the Constitution, which establishes that federal laws are superior to state laws.

The controversy has intensified in recent days after the death of three migrants who drowned in an area of ​​the Rio Grande where federal agents do not have access by state decision.

“If they agree with Texas, other states in the country can use their own laws to prevent the federal government from exercising its authority,” argued the representative of the Department of Justice, Elizabeth Prelogar.

Texas, for its part, denounced the illegal destruction of state property due to the Border Patrol’s intervention in cutting the fence, even in cases of medical emergency. “There is no basis for court intervention, especially now,” the state said.

“Cutting the fence in Texas so that thousands of people are flooding Texas has nothing to do with an inspection,” added Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.

For his part, Abbott declared that “this is not over” and declared that he will continue to “defend the constitutional authority of Texas to secure the border and prevent the Biden Government from destroying” the property of the state.

“Texas barbed wire is an effective deterrent against illegal crossings encouraged by Biden,” he declared through his personal profile on the social network X, formerly Twitter.

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