Gov. Abbott Puts More Razor Wire at U.S.-Mexico Border

Gov. Abbott Puts More Razor Wire at U.S.-Mexico Border

Joshua Smith
Joshua Smith
September 21, 2023

Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) is putting more razor wire at Eagle Pass, TX, located at the U.S.-Mexico border. This implementation of sharp barriers comes after a long back-and-forth with President Joe Biden (D) over border security.

In a tweet, Gov. Abbott made statements claiming why he supposedly input the razor wire.

“Texas installed razor wire in Eagle Pass to stop illegal crossings,” said Gov. Abbott.

The tweet was accompanied by a video that shows men cutting razor wire at the border.

According to Gov. Abbott, the president and his administration were behind the removal of the razor wire.

“Today the Biden Admin CUT that wire, opening the floodgates to illegal immigrants. I immediately deployed more Texas National Guard to repel illegal crossings & install more razor wire.”

However, despite the Texas lawmaker’s claims, there has been no response from the president, as of yet, as to why the wire was cut. Furthermore, it is unclear if the Biden Admin actually cut the wire or not.

Abbott has faced much criticism for his border policies and his actions. Texas Democrats recently wrote a letter to Pres. Biden, asking for him to intervene in the situation.

They characterized his tactics as being inhumane and cruel. Moreover, they discussed how the tactics were deadly and could cause unnecessary harm to those trying to cross the border, possibly violating human rights.

“We urge you to assert your authority over federal immigration policy and foreign relations and investigate and pursue legal action, as appropriate, related to stop Governor Abbott’s dangerous and cruel actions,” said the House members in a letter to Biden.

In other news, in an interesting turn of events, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D) has implemented relaxed expectations for the Senate dress code.

The new rules, or lack thereof, provide lawmakers with the opportunity to wear the clothing of their choice. The Senate usually wears formal clothing that could also be considered business attire. Suits, ties, dress shoes, skirts and dresses usually adorn the senators. However, for some, that may change in the upcoming meetings.

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Joshua Smith

Joshua Smith

Joshua Smith is a writer and recent graduate, majoring in English.

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