Talk about a kick in the gut…
This is not only a win on the immigration front, but it is also a massive win in terms of states' rights.
A federal judge has just ordered the Biden administration to stop cutting down Texas border barriers.
Leave Texas Alone
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and the Texas Public Policy Foundation have scored yet another win against Joe Biden, at least for now.
U.S. District Judge Alia Moses granted a Temporary Restraining Order to stop the Biden administration from cutting down barriers that Texas Governor Greg Abbott had ordered to be put in place.
Paxton filed the suit claiming the federal government was impeding the state’s right to protect its border.
The only exception granted was if someone was in visible distress and caught in the barrier.
The exception in the order stated, “This Order therefore includes a narrow exception to permit the Defendants to move or cut the concertina wire to aid individuals in medical distress, as noted above.”
The order expires on November 13, but arguments in the case are expected to conclude before then, with a preliminary hearing scheduled for November 7.
The order was filed by Paxton because Border Patrol agents had cut through the wire barrier near Eagle Pass, TX, one of the busiest areas of illegal immigration since Joe Biden took office.
I find it rather remarkable that instead of ordering Border Patrol to enforce our border laws, this administration now has these agents taking actions that go directly against their stated purpose.
The damage being done to the wire barriers has been significant, to the point that National Guardsmen assigned to the area had been offering to cut the wire for the agents to make repairs easier.
Those Guardsmen have since been transferred off Operation Lone Star and have been disciplined for helping Border Patrol destroy the barriers.