Cybersecdn- The state of Texas and the Biden administration are in a standoff over federal access to miles of the U.S.-Mexico border. The conflict began when the Texas National Guard and state troopers blocked U.S. Border Patrol agents from a 2.5-mile stretch of the Rio Grande in Eagle Pass, preventing federal agents from patrolling that part of the border.
The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a court document stating that the state of Texas is blocking Border Patrol from part of the border, escalating the clash between state and federal authorities on the Texas-Mexico border. The conflict has arisen at a time when a migrant surge continues to overwhelm authorities at the US-Mexico border.
The state of Texas has been at the forefront of the immigration debate, with Governor Greg Abbott taking a hardline stance on immigration. The state has passed several laws aimed at cracking down on illegal immigration, including a controversial law that allows police officers to ask people about their immigration status during routine traffic stops.
The conflict has also resulted in tragic consequences. Three migrants drowned near the area where Texas has denied entry to federal border agents. The state of Texas has been accused of physically barring federal agents from trying to rescue the migrants who drowned.