U.S. Supreme Court says Texas can’t block federal agents from the border (Texas Tribune)

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    U.S. Supreme Court says Texas can’t block federal agents from the border – By William Melhado (Texas Tribune) / Jan 22, 2024

    The high court’s order effectively maintains long-running precedent that the federal government — not individual states — has authority to enforce border security.

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    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ordered Texas to allow federal border agents access to the state’s border with Mexico, where Texas officials have deployed miles of concertina wire.

    The order did not explain justices’ decisions. For now, it effectively maintains long-standing court rulings that the Constitution gives the federal government sole responsibility for border security.

    In October of last year, Texas sued the federal government after Border Patrol agents cut some of the wire strung along the Rio Grande, arguing DHS destroyed the state’s property and interfered in Texas’ border security efforts.

    The 5-4 order from the Supreme Court vacated a previous injunction from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that prevented Border Patrol agents from cutting the concertina wire.

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