“This is the area where Border Patrol has been cutting TX razor wire. Razor wire and fences are now deployed to block the area off from the public and federal government.”
Texas state officials on Wednesday took control of a riverfront public park in Eagle Pass as part of the state’s effort to arrest illegal aliens under Operation Lonestar. Federal officials will be prohibited from the site, where large groups of illegal aliens frequently enter the U.S., as Texas officials argue that they actively encourage unlawful immigration.
Texas has frequently clashed with the Biden Administration over border control, with the administration asserting that it has full control over enforcement. Governor Greg Abbott has vowed to sidestep the president with a number of border control measures, however, including the construction of barriers and using Texas law enforcement personnel to arrest illegal aliens.
This has resulted in a number of competing lawsuits with neither side showing any signs of slowing down.
On Thursday, the stand-off escalated when Texas law enforcement assets and national guard troops seized control of Shelby Park in Eagle Pass.
“The Texas Military Department confirms the TX National Guard has seized control of Shelby Park in Eagle Pass (city property where mass illegal crossings are), and is restricting Border Patrol from accessing the area, saying the Feds ‘perpetuate illegal crossings,’” reported Fox News border correspondent Bill Melugin. “This is the area where Border Patrol has been cutting TX razor wire. Razor wire and fences are now deployed to block the area off from the public and federal government.”
In a statement of their own, the Texas Military Department stated that it has maintained a security presence at Shelby Park since 2021. “The current posture is to prepare for future illegal immigrant surges and to restrict access to organizations that perpetuate illegal immigrant crossings in the park and greater Eagle Pass area,” the statement continued, according to Melugin.
The department did not disclose how long the park will remained close, meaning that planned festivals and other activities scheduled for this spring could be postponed.
“Texas will continue to deploy Texas National Guard soldiers, DPS troopers, and more barriers, utilizing every tool and strategy to respond to President Biden’s ongoing border crisis,” Renae Eze, a spokesperson for Texas Governor Greg Abbott, said in a statement to the New York Post.
U.S. Constitution: Article 4, Section 4:
The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.
“Article 4, Section 4 puts responsibility on the federal government to protect the states from an invasion. The Tenth Amendment leaves the responsibility to the states if the federal government refuses.” – Twitter comment: Jan 12, 2024
Texas blocking federal agents and Border Patrol from processing migrants in border town park
SHOWDOWN: Biden Regime Strikes Back After Texas National Guard Seizes Control of Public Park in Eagle Pass, Kicks Out Border Patrol Agents
The Texas National Guard on Wednesday seized control of a public park in Eagle Pass under Governor Greg Abbott’s (R) emergency declaration amid Biden’s border crisis.
It is estimated that more than 11 million illegal aliens – mainly military-age males – have poured over the border on Joe Biden’s open border invitation.
Eagle Pass has been hit hard as trains carrying thousands of illegals from southern Mexico make their way to the region.
Governor Abbott seized control of a public park in Eagle Pass and blocked federal agents from accessing the area.
“All access to the property is limited to state authority only. Border Patrol will be permitted to enter the property to remove their equipment and supplies—Agents will not have access to the area unless there is a medical emergency.” – NewsNation reporter Ali Brady said.
“I am told that the state plans to start arresting all who cross for criminal trespass—This is not under the new illegal entry law #SB4– They have been arresting for criminal trespass for months.” Ali Bradley said.
“Now under Governor Abbott’s emergency declaration, the Texas National Guard has seized control of this park and some surrounding land around the river, put up fencing and razor wire, and kicked out Boarder Patrol agents.” Fox News reported.
The Biden Regime struck back and asked the US Supreme Court to intervene in an emergency application filed early Friday morning.
“In a filing early Friday with the Supreme Court, the Justice Department described the extraordinary standoff between Texas and the federal government. Citing testimony from local officials and photos, the Justice Department said Texas was using armed Guardsmen and vehicles to deny Border Patrol agents and federal National Guard soldiers access to roughly 2.5 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border.” CBS News reported.
“Texas’s new actions,” the Justice Department said, “demonstrate an escalation of the State’s measures to block Border Patrol’s ability to patrol or even to surveil the border and be in a position to respond to emergencies.” the outlet reported.