Judge Orders Border Agents to Stop Cutting Texas’ Barbed Wire Fence

Posted on AllSides October 31st, 2023
From The Left
Verónica G. Cárdenas for The New York Times

In the latest chapter in an expanding legal struggle over border security, a federal judge in Texas ordered federal Border Patrol agents on Monday to stop cutting concertina wire that had been placed by the state along the Rio Grande to deter migrants from crossing from Mexico.

The temporary restraining order, granted by Judge Alia Moses of the Western District of Texas, came as part of a lawsuit filed last week by the state attorney general, Ken Paxton, who has argued that the federal agents are illegally destroying Texas property and...

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