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Border Patrol Union: Agents ‘Absolutely’ Don’t Want To Cut Greg Abbott’s Razor Wire

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The Supreme Court ruled Monday that federal authorities can take down wire that Texas erected along the southern border, but the state is putting up more wire in Eagle Pass, Texas, at Shelby Park, which it took control of earlier this month. Border Patrol agents largely support Texas’ efforts, several rank-and-file agents recently told the Daily Caller News Foundation.

National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd told the Daily Caller that Border Patrol agents absolutely do not want to cut the wire.

“Agents absolutely do not want to cut the razor wire, but we have an obligation to follow a legal order,” Judd told the DCNF. “We will continue to put as much pressure on the admin to fix the crisis as we can. That will not change.”

The Biden administration sent a letter to Republican state Attorney General Ken Paxton on Jan. 14 asking that the state stand down from its position at Shelby Park by Jan. 17, according to CNN. Paxton responded by saying that Texas would hold its post.

Shelby Park has been a notable location due to its media spotlight:

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sent a letter to Paxton Tuesday urging him to allow Border Patrol full access to Shelby Park.

The Biden administration claimed that state authorities had blocked border agents from helping save three drowning migrants in the Rio Grande, but the Department of Justice (DOJ) later admitted in court filing that state authorities hadn’t been informed until after the drownings had already occurred.

The union is trying to push the Biden administration to secure the southern border through “public pressure,” Judd explained.

“Public pressure is the only pressure that works. We’re the ones who have been out in front of the issue since day one. We took the largest contingent of U.S. Senators ever to the border and my job is to continue to tell the truth and try to foster public conversation,” Judd told the DCNF. “There are a lot of others including those in the media that are trying to give the public all the facts to allow them to make informed decisions based [on] complete information.”

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Feds tell Just The News ‘Georgia student’s accused killer entered U.S. illegally, was paroled under Biden policies’

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The man who murdered 22 year-old Georgia nursing student Laken Riley has been confirmed as suspect Jose Ibarra, an illegal Venezuelan immigrant who was released prior to the murder under Biden administration policies.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) confirmed Sunday that the Venezuelan man was Jose Ibarra. 26 year-old Ibarra entered the U.S. illegally, was arrested by Customs and Border Protection agents on Sept. 8, 2022, after he unlawfully entered the U.S. near El Paso, Texas, but was “paroled and released for further processing,” ICE said.

Ibarra was arrested again a year later, on Sept. 14, 2023, by NYPD officers and charged with acting in a manner to injure a child under 17 and a motor vehicle license violation, ICE added, reports Just The News.

Riley was murdered near the University of Georgia campus in Athens on Friday was directly impacted by the “liberalization of immigration policies by Democrats”. Just The News adds “Federal immigration officials said the Venezuelan national was released by New York authorities before a detainer could be issued. As a so-called sanctuary city, New York generally prevents police from complying with ICE detainers.”

“The official timeline of Ibarra’s immigration record only renewed ire among Republicans demanding that President Joe Biden tighten border security and that prosecutors deliver  swift justice to Riley’s killer” writes Just The News.

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