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The Biden Administration is suing to have the state of Texas remove a series of barriers in the Rio Grande designed to discourage illegal immigrants from crossing the dangerous river. Radical environmentalists demand removal of the floating barrier, under the specious argument that the federal Rivers and Harbors Act is supposedly “clear in prohibiting the placement of any unauthorized barriers or obstructions in the Rio Grande and other navigable waters of the United States.”
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has been weak against illegal immigration during his nearly decade-long tenure as governor, and to this day his state universities attract illegal aliens with low in-state tuition while charging Americans from other states much higher out-of-state rates. Abbott is a suspected instigator of the sham impeachment of the one Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton who stood strong against the migrant invasion. Abbott knows that he could lose his next GOP primary over the immigration issue, particularly now that Trump is expected to endorse a candidate against him. So Abbott has drawn a line in the sand against Biden, and both cannot win this standoff.
A press release from the DOJ quoted the local U.S. Attorney as arrogantly declaring that the DOJ “will take and support the appropriate legal action to uphold” laws supposedly justifying Biden’s lawsuit to remove the buoys. Yet video just emerged of a bridge built by smugglers of illegals in Arizona about which Biden does nothing to stop the rampant flouting of our immigration laws.
Federal judges in Washington, D.C., a town that does not have to deal with hordes of illegals sleeping in the streets as Texas does, are on Biden’s side and Democrats have the upper hand in federal courts. Biden’s lawsuit is a harmful step towards further balkanization of our country, pitting border states against D.C. Prioritizing the designs of drug smugglers over the safety of American citizens has become a calling card of the Biden Administration, but that won’t play well with the voting public, and certainly not in the state of Texas.