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TX Gov. Abbott Takes Border Fight With Feds To New Level

January 12, 2024 (1 min read)

James Farrell, Forbes, Jan. 12, 2024

"The Texas National Guard seized control of a park in Eagle Pass, Texas, this week and is denying access to Border Patrol agents as the state continues to try and wrestle border enforcement away from the Biden Administration, whose immigration policies have been a frequent target of Gov. Greg Abbott. ... In a Friday filing with the Supreme Court, the Department of Justice alleged that Border Patrol agents had been denied access to the area, which includes a boat ramp that agents typically use to conduct operations along the Rio Grande, with gates and “armed personnel” blocking normal access points. The Department of Justice is asking the court to intervene, noting that the state’s actions since the government filing “demonstrate an escalation of the state’s measures to block” Border Patrol duties."