Abbott Vows Fight: ‘This Is Not Over’

( – In a recent development that’s stirring debate, the Supreme Court has favored the Biden administration in a contentious decision against Texas.

The ruling permits federal officials to remove the state-installed razor wire along the Southern Border, a measure Texas Governor Greg Abbott had initiated to curb illegal immigration.

Abbott has been vocal in his disapproval of the court’s decision, vowing to persist in his efforts to fortify Texas’s border security.

This legal clash surfaced after Texas deployed around 30 miles of razor wire as a barrier against illegal border crossings. The U.S. Border Patrol, however, began cutting through this wire, asserting it was necessary to reach illegal immigrants who had already crossed the border.

This action prompted Texas to file a lawsuit against the Biden administration, accusing it of trespassing and causing damage to state property, as detailed by NBC News. In a close 5-4 verdict, the Supreme Court granted the Biden administration’s emergency request, allowing Border Patrol agents to continue cutting the wire.

Undaunted by the Supreme Court’s decision, Governor Abbott has expressed his determination to keep fighting for Texas’s right to secure its border. “This is not over,” he asserted. “Texas’ razor wire is an effective deterrent to the illegal crossings Biden encourages. I will continue to defend Texas’ constitutional authority to secure the border and prevent the Biden Admin from destroying our property.”

Chris Olivarez, a Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman, reiterated the state’s commitment to border security. He stressed that Texas, under Abbott’s Operation Lone Star, would maintain its robust measures against illegal crossings, including using reinforced wire and anti-climb barriers.

Olivarez questioned why the federal government is obstructing Texas’s efforts to safeguard its border while allowing illegal immigrants, including vulnerable children, to traverse dangerous routes.

The Supreme Court’s ruling, which saw Republican-appointed Justices John Roberts and Amy Coney Barrett siding with the liberal justices, is not final. It only permits the continuation of wire cutting while the legal battle ensues.

The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals is set to delve deeper into the case, with oral arguments scheduled for February 7.