The Supreme Court split its decision Monday and ruled that Border Control Agents can continue to cut the razor wire installed by Texas officials on the U.S. Mexico border as a response to President Joe Biden’s border crisis. Homeland Security et al. v. Texas. The Court ruled on a 5-4 vote to allow the Biden Administration to appeal an emergency order from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn an injunction and allow the feds to cut concertina cable along a 30-mile section of Rio Grande River near Eagle Pass.
The Court grants the application to vacate an injunction that was presented by Justice Alito to him and referred to them. The order of December 19, 2023, of the United States Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit, Case No. The case No. 23-50869 is vacated.
Justice Thomas, Justice Alito, and Justice Kavanaugh will deny any application to vacate an injunction.
The liberal wing of the court was sided by Justices John Roberts, and Amy Coney Barrett and the Court did not provide any explanation for its decision.
Bill Melugin, Fox News correspondent, wrote on Twitter.
TX must allow Border Patrol to return to the area to remove the razor wire. What happens if they refuse? If the situation becomes dire, it could lead to a major showdown between state and federal.
BREAKING: The Supreme Court has ruled 5-4 that Border Patrol agents *are* allowed to remove razor wire installed by Texas.
The invasion goes on.
After a desperate request filed by Biden to open the flood gates, the Court decided that the illegal surge should continue by… pic.twitter.com/c4WmWnhCs7
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) January 22, 2024
In court documents, the Biden administration stated that razor wire hinders Border Patrol officials from rescuing illegal immigrants who have trouble crossing the border. This ruling has now opened the border to all.
Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, wrote on Twitter that he supports Texas in continuing to take the necessary steps to secure the border and force an end to this flow. All members of TX Congressional Delegation should oppose any funding to DHS, or any other entity that facilitates this brazen violation to the security & well-being of Texans.
This is an evolving story.