by Michael Letts at americanthinker.com
Things are getting hotter than usual along the southern U.S. border, brought to a head by the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision earlier this month that allows the federal government to remove razor wire the Texas government installed along a section of the Texas-Mexico border.
While this would not normally be a problem, things are anything but normal along the border right now because the Biden Administration not only doesn’t want to do its constitutional duty to protect the country and enforce the laws of the land, it doesn’t want anyone else doing it either.
That doesn’t sit well with Texas governor Greg Abbott, whose state is receiving the brunt of record numbers of illegal aliens crossing the border and the problems that brings. In fiscal year 2023, federal agents had more than two million encounters with illegal migrants coming to the United States, not to mention how many made it over the border without being seen by the authorities.
In the wake of the decision, Texas has not only chosen to ignore the ruling because it denies the state’s “constitutional right to self-defense,” the state is apparently erecting even more razor wire along its border.
“The federal government has broken the compact between the United States and the States. The Executive Branch of the United States has a constitutional duty to enforce federal laws protecting States, including immigration laws on the books right now,” Abbott said. “President Biden has ignored Texas’s demand that he perform his constitutional duties.”
The Biden Administration now finds itself on a greased tightrope during an election year. If it cracks down on Texas for breaking the law by disobeying the Supreme Court, then what could very likely be a Republican administration next year could crack down on sanctuary cities and states that break the law. If the Biden administration lets the razor wire stay, then it will anger Democrats during an election year.
The thing is, not only are Republicans against the federal government on this issue, so are many Democrats in the big liberal cities who are seeing crime rise, services decrease, and schools being turned into migrant centers because of decisions being made by their own party.