Biden Admin Urges Supreme Court to Let CBP Agents Remove Razor Wire on Southern Border

The Biden administration has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to allow Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents to cut a razor wire barrier installed by Texas along the U.S.-Mexico border as its legal battle with the state escalates.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) filed an emergency motion with the nation’s highest court on Jan. 2 seeking to temporarily remove the wire barrier placed between the Lone Star State and Mexico as part of efforts to prevent illegal border crossings.

Tuesday’s filing comes after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit last month temporarily blocked the administration’s removal of the wire, arguing that doing so could potentially thwart Texas’s efforts to secure the border.

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