Rep. Clay Higgins (R-La.) is telling officials in Texas to ignore the Supreme Court’s ruling allowing the Biden administration to remove razor wire along the US-Mexico border.
“My thoughts are that the feds are staging a civil war, and Texas should stand their ground,” Higgins wrote in a post on X/Twitter.
In a 5-4 decision Monday the Supreme Court ruled that federal authorities can remove the razor wire officials in Texas set up along some sections of the U.S.-Mexico border to try to discourage migrants from illegally crossing into the country.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) has accused the Biden administration of not doing enough to stop the flow of migrants across the border and has taken matters into his own hands by enacted immigration policies.
This has led to repeated clashes with the White House who argue that enacting immigration policies should be left up to the federal government.
After Monday’s ruling, Andrew Mahaleris, a spokesman for Abbott, said in a statement to CNN that the “absence of razor wire and other deterrence strategies encourages migrants to make unsafe and illegal crossings between ports of entry.”
He added that Abbott “will continue fighting to defend Texas’ property and its constitutional authority to secure the border.”