Members of the Texas National Guard are blocking migrants from entering the country after Governor Greg Abbott defied the Biden Administration by declaring an invasion and setting up hard barriers.
Texas continues to bear the brunt of the ongoing migrant crisis as yet another U.S. record for migrant encounters was set in August. The border town of Eagle Pass alone has absorbed 9,000 new illegal alien entries over the past nine days, prompting U.S. Customs and Border Patrol to finally close down the Eagle Pass International Bridge port of entry.
As of Wednesday, more than 3,000 migrants remained assembled under the bridge, according to a report from Breitbart News.
In response to the crisis, Abbott ordered the Texas National Guard to construct razor wire fences in order to deter migrant entries. This was done after federal agents cut down fences that were previously set up while the Biden Administration sued Texas to remove water-based barriers. Texas ultimately won a court victory on the latter issue, when a federal appeals court ruled that the razor wire buoys can stay.
“Texans are paying the price for your failure,” Abbott wrote in a letter addressed to President Biden earlier this week. “Ranches are