US Immigration: Texas Sues the Biden Admin. Over Razor Wire Cutting

US Immigration: Texas Sues the Biden Admin. Over Razor Wire Cutting
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The Facts

  • Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is suing the Biden administration in an effort to stop federal agents from cutting the state’s concertina razor wire that acts as a barrier at the Rio Grande on the US-Mexico border.

  • The lawsuit alleges that the Biden administration is "undermining" Texas’ efforts to enforce its own border security. In a news release, the Republican attorney general stated that "Texas has the sovereign right to construct border barriers to prevent the entry of illegal aliens."

The Spin

Republican narrative

While America’s southern border is being invaded by hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens every month, the Biden administration is more concerned with tearing down border security efforts and helping migrants sneak across the Rio Grande. Texas, however, has strong leadership that cares about state sovereignty and safety. State and federal governments not only have the right but also the duty, to implement any mechanism necessary to stop the invasion at the Southern Border, regardless of Joe Biden’s open borders agenda.

Democratic narrative

Texas’ razor wire border isn’t about security, it's a political stunt aimed at inflicting the most suffering on migrants. Texas’ policy is ineffective, and it has caused inhumane lacerations and injuries to migrants trying to seek a better life in the US. The cruelty of Republicans knows no bounds, and federal agents have every right to cut down these barbaric fences that harm women and children — especially when medical emergencies are involved.

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