In a bold move to uphold the integrity of Texas’ borders, Attorney General Ken Paxton has initiated a legal battle against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), accusing them of compromising border security by dismantling razor wire fences designed to prevent illegal immigration. This lawsuit is a testament to the unwavering commitment of Texas officials, led by Governor Greg Abbott, to safeguard their state and nation through Operation Lone Star.
Attorney General Paxton, a staunch Republican and defender of Texas’ sovereignty, filed the lawsuit in Texas’s western federal court district. He named the DHS, its Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and the U.S. Border Patrol as defendants, holding them accountable for their actions.
Operation Lone Star, spearheaded by Governor Abbott, has been a critical initiative in the fight against illegal border crossings in Texas. The operation mobilizes the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas National Guard, deploying concertina razor wire barriers along the Rio Grande to deter illegal immigration.
However, in a shocking turn of events, Border Patrol agents were captured on video cutting through these barriers, facilitating the entry of illegal immigrants onto Texas soil. This blatant disregard for border security has continued, with numerous breach points being created along the razor wire near Eagle Pass, Texas, as the town grapples with a surge of illegal immigrants.
The lawsuit alleges that CBP personnel have attached ropes to their vehicles, aiding illegal border crossers in their unlawful entry. This destroys Texas’ property and constitutes “trespass to chattels,” interfering with the state’s ability to utilize its resources for border security.
Paxton’s lawsuit challenges the legality of these actions, asserting that the defendants have overstepped their authority by dismantling the razor wire barriers. He argues that no law permits the destruction and seizure of border infrastructure belonging to a sovereign entity to facilitate illegal entry into the United States.
The lawsuit also highlights the failure of the DHS to comply with the Administrative Procedures Act, which mandates public notice and comment before such drastic measures are taken. Paxton is seeking an injunction to halt DHS personnel from further damaging Texas’ border security apparatus and is calling for a judicial declaration that their actions are unlawful.
Attorney General Ken Paxton’s lawsuit is a bold stand for the rule of law and protecting Texas’ borders. It conveys that the state will not tolerate actions compromising its security and sovereignty. As the legal battle unfolds, the nation must reflect on the importance of upholding border security and the rule of law. Texas, under the strong leadership of Republican officials like Paxton and Abbott, is leading the charge in this fight, standing firm in their commitment to protect their citizens and uphold the integrity of their borders.