Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Texas ‘Won’t Stop’ Putting Razor Wire Along Border

On Monday, Lieutenant Governor of Texas Dan Patrick (R-Texas) confirmed that the state government will continue its efforts to set up razor wire barriers along the southern border, even after the Supreme Court issued a ruling ordering them to stop.

As reported by Axios, the razor wire is the latest effort by the state of Texas to secure the border using its own resources, as the federal government is following Joe Biden’s directive to essentially leave the border open and let as many illegal aliens in as possible. In recent weeks, Border Patrol agents and other federal authorities began cutting through and removing barbed wire to allow illegals in, which led to the Supreme Court case ruling in favor of the federal government.

We are putting up wire everywhere we can,” said Patrick in an interview. “We will continue. We will not stop. If they cut it, we will replace it.”

“I was down there Friday with our troops to thank them, support them, and also to stand with them in the event the Biden administration did send Border Patrol there,” Patrick added. “Wisely, they did not. We’re thankful they did not. We don’t want a confrontation, but we want this border secure.”

The state of Texas has resorted to several different measures for creating makeshift barriers to secure the border, ranging from giant buoy barriers in the Rio Grande River to deter water crossings, to large metal shipping containers stacked side-by-side. The razor wire method has also been combined with the shipping containers, with the containers lining the border and the razor wire lining the tops of the containers.

The Supreme Court declared in a 5-4 ruling that federal authorities had the right to tear down Texas’ barriers, but Governor Greg Abbott (R-Texas) issued a statement shortly thereafter confirming that he would ignore the Court’s ruling. Governor Abbott cited the authority granted to him and any governor by his declaration of an invasion, which supersedes federal law and allows the governor the right to defend his state against a foreign invasion by any means necessary.

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About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22). He is currently a co-host of The Right Take podcast.

Photo: CIUDAD JUAREZ , MEXICO - JANUARY 02: Texas National Guard hold migrants crossing the Rio Grande River to seek humanitarian asylum before crossing the United States border in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico on January 02, 2024. Despite the efforts of the Texan National Guard, the migrants managed to traverse the river and overcome obstacles, including the barbed wire installed by the authorities. (Photo by David Peinado/Anadolu via Getty Images)