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Federal Judge Orders Temporary Halt to Razor Wire Removal Along Texas Border – Investigating the Implications

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In a groundbreaking development at the heart of the southern border debate, a federal judge has thrust the Biden administration’s border policies into the spotlight. According to reports from Fox News, the order, delivered by Judge Alia Moses of the U.S. Western District of Texas, commands an immediate cessation of the dismantling of razor wire installed along the Texas border with the intent to deter illegal migrant crossings.

The courtroom drama unfolds following a lawsuit spearheaded by none other than Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. Paxton argues that federal officials have been arrogating the authority to destroy state property under the guise of permitting undocumented immigrants to enter the state. In a bold move, Paxton sought an instantaneous injunction, revealing the audacious tactics of federal agents who traded mere bolt cutters for industrial-strength machinery – a telehandler forklift – to dismantle Texas’s border fence.

This was no ordinary border skirmish. In a gripping motion for a temporary injunction, Paxton painted a vivid picture of federal agents using hydraulic-powered pallet forks to rip Texas’s fence, complete with concertina wire, fencing posts, clamps, and all, out of the ground. The wire, reminiscent of a fortress, was held aloft in mid-air, strategically facilitating the illegal entry of more than 300 migrants into the Lone Star State.

In a countersuit, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) countered with a statement asserting that border agents bear a solemn responsibility under federal law to protect all migrants from harm, regardless of their legal status. The argument rested on a knife’s edge between security and compassion.

With legal adrenaline surging, Judge Moses entered the fray. In an 11-page legal dossier filed in the federal court in Del Rio, she determined that the state of Texas had met the rigorous four-part litmus test necessary to procure a temporary restraining order. A jaw-dropping exception, however, was etched into her ruling.

“The Court shall grant the temporary relief requested, with one important exception for any medical emergency that mostly likely results in serious bodily injury or death to a person, absent any boats or other life-saving apparatus available to avoid such medical emergencies prior to reaching the concertina wire barrier,” the judge articulated.

This latest twist in the border saga promises to hold the Biden administration accountable for its actions. The temporary restraining order will stand, upholding the rule of law, as both sides gear up to present their evidence during a high-stakes preliminary injunction hearing scheduled for November 7.

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Canadian-U.S. border illegal crossings up 240% over previous year

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The vulnerability of the northern border of the United States is being weaponized in the war on illegal migration. 2023 saw a 240% increase of individuals apprehended from just one year prior. Not only is the border with Canada significantly longer than its border with Mexico, but its ports of entry are often understaffed while the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is forced to prioritize the southern surge.

According to recent data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, in 2023 authorities halted over 12,000 migrants attempting illegal crossings at the Canadian border. The number is a 240% increase from the preceding year when 3,579 individuals were apprehended.

ADN America reports that approximately 70% of the illegal crossings took place along a 295-mile stretch along the northern New York, Vermont, and New Hampshire border called the Swanton Sector.

Chief patrol agent for the sector, Robert Garcia, posted on social media that the 3,100 individuals apprehended were from 55 different countries. 

Garcia wrote “the record-breaking surge of illegal entries from Canada continues in Swanton Sector” and he specifically mentioned that the arrest of 10 Bangladeshi citizens was prompted by a citizen’s report in Champlain, New York.

Surprisingly, ADN reports:

A significant number of those engaging in illegal crossings are Mexicans who exploit the opportunity to fly to Canada without a visa, also avoiding the presence of cartels in their home countries.

Experts suggest that migrants can purchase a $350 one-way plane ticket from Mexico City or Cancun to Montreal or Toronto. This route is perceived as offering a lower likelihood of being turned away compared to those crossing the southern border.

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