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Texas Governor Defies Biden Administration Request to Remove Floating Border Barriers

Posted on AllSides July 24th, 2023
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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is refusing to remove floating barriers from the  the Rio Grande after the Department of Justice threatened legal action.

Abbott, a Republican, sent a letter to President Joe Biden on Monday defending the state's "right to defend its borders."

"Texas will fully utilize its constitutional authority to deal with the crisis you have caused," Abbott wrote. "Texas will see you in court, Mr. President.”

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