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Half of US governors side with Texas in border dispute with Biden

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday won the support of all but one of the nation's Republican governors in his feud with the Biden administration over border security.

Days after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Biden administration can remove razor wire that Texas installed along 30 miles of roads, Republican governors from 25 states have challenged Abbott and the Lone Star State's “constitutional right to self-defense.” signed a joint statement in support of the Land near the US-Mexico border in Eagle Pass.

Vermont Governor Phil Scott said: voted for President Biden In 2020, he was the only Republican.

“We stand united with our fellow Governor Greg Abbott and the State of Texas in leveraging all tools and strategies, including razor wire fencing, to secure our borders.” statement Published by the Republican Governors Association.

“We are doing this because the Biden administration is refusing to enforce immigration laws already in place and illegally allowing mass parole across the country for immigrants who entered our country illegally. That’s a contributing factor.”

Twenty-five Republican governors signed a statement supporting Mr. Abbott and Mr. Texas. AP
The Supreme Court ruled Monday to allow federal authorities to cut razor wire installed by the state of Texas along the U.S.-Mexico border. Los Angeles Times (via Getty Images)

“Because the Biden administration has abdicated its constitutional obligations to states, Texas has every legal justification to protect its state and national sovereignty,” the statement concludes.

Abbott declared Wednesday that Texas' right to self-defense “trumps any federal law to the contrary” and pledged to “continue to deploy this razor wire to repel illegal immigration.” “It is an effective deterrent against illegal border crossings.” Biden's open borders policy is encouraging border crossings. ”

Several Republican governors who signed the joint statement also individually expressed support for Texas, with some pledging to provide the state with resources to stop illegal immigrants from entering the country.

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem said in an appearance on Fox News, “I stand ready to send the National Guard to the scene to fight alongside us,” noting that she has already done so in the past.

“I'm hoping for a different arrangement this time,” she added. “If we can enforce Texas law and I can use these soldiers in an effective way, that would be really great.”

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said in a tweet that the situation at the southern border is “unsustainable” and that the Biden administration's immigration policies are a “total failure,” calling Texas state at odds with federal authorities. I vowed to support them.

“Ohio continues to support Texas and do its part to support our policies to protect our border,” he said, noting that the Ohio National Guard “has had a continuous presence at the border since October 2020.” did.

Texas and the Biden administration are at odds over immigration enforcement amid record levels of illegal border crossings. Getty Images

“If President Biden won't protect us, states will have to protect themselves. Arkansas stands with Texas,” tweeted Arkansas Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

“The Biden administration continues to deny border security. Virginia supports [Abbott] and the constitutional right of Texas to protect itself,” Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin said.

The Lone Star State and the Biden administration are at odds over immigration enforcement, as Abbott says record levels of illegal border crossings are overwhelming towns along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Last month, the Justice Department threatened to sue Texas if it enacted a new law that would allow Texas authorities to arrest, imprison, prosecute and deport immigrants who entered the country illegally.

The Justice Department also sued the state over a floating barrier built on the Rio Grande, but a court ordered Abbott to remove it.

Abbott said Texas is busing more than 95,000 migrants to sanctuary cities such as New York and Chicago as part of an effort to urge President Biden to “reverse the open borders policy.”

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