July 24, 2023

Texas Governor Tells Biden 'We'll See You in Court' Following Border Controversy

Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott is pushing back after the Biden administration's Justice Department threatened legal action over his state's recently installed floating border barrier.

Abbott refused to back down, saying on Twitter, "We will see you in court, Mr. President."

“We will continue to deploy every strategy to protect Texans and Americans — and the migrants risking their lives,” the governor wrote.

“We will see you in court, Mr. President,” Abbott added.

“We write to inform you…that the United States intends to file [a] legal action in relation to the State of Texas’s unlawful construction of a floating barrier in the Rio Grande River,” Assistant Attorney General Todd Kim and U.S. Attorney Jaime Esparza wrote in a Thursday letter to Governor Greg Abbott and Interim Attorney General Angela Colmenero.

“The State of Texas’s actions violate federal law, raise humanitarian concerns, present serious risks to public safety and the environment, and may interfere with the federal government’s ability to carry out its official duties,” the note added.

The barrier is part of the ongoing controversy between the Biden administration's border policies and efforts by Texas to crack down on illegal border crossings.

Texas has launched its own Operation Lone Star to help, involving Texas guard officers and a variety of structures and strategies to help.

To date, the Texas state government has set aside nearly $10 billion toward the border protection effort as millions of immigrants have crossed the border since Biden has entered office.

The legal challenge now brings more attention to the situation with Abbott ready to go to court with the president rather than back down on the border.


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