The nation is closely monitoring the escalating tensions between the Biden administration and Texas over the handling of illegal immigration at the state’s border with Mexico. Concerns are mounting that Texas removing razor wire to keep illegal immigrants out could lead to a potential civil war.
In a recent interview on Fox News’ Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick was questioned about the trajectory of the conflict. Bartiromo expressed concerns about a potential civil war, with both Texas and the federal government wielding guns in a clash over state and federal rights.
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Patrick asserted Texas’ right to defend its citizens and the country, characterizing the border influx as a full-fledged invasion by a well-armed cartel army. He emphasized the seriousness of Texas in securing its border and avoiding confrontation with the Biden administration, urging the federal government to allow Texas authorities to protect citizens.
The Biden administration insists that Texas is hindering federal immigration law enforcement. A Department of Homeland Security spokesperson criticized Texas, claiming it makes the job harder for federal personnel. However, a senior Customs and Border Protection official affirmed a strong working relationship between border patrol and Texas, expressing no plans to remove the wire despite a Supreme Court ruling allowing it.
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Tensions extend beyond the wire, encompassing disputes over buoy placement in the Rio Grande and Texas’ occupation of Shelby Park near Eagle Pass. Even foreign leaders, such as Russia’s Dmitry Medvedev, have weighed in. Medvedev warned of a potentially more disruptive civil war in Texas, criticizing the Biden administration’s handling of the migration crisis and portraying Texas as standing up against federal influence.
The situation underscores broader concerns about America’s internal challenges and waning hegemony, as articulated by Medvedev, reflecting a global perspective on the country’s internal struggles.