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Republican Attorneys Warn Biden Against Taking Control of Texas National Guard

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Republican Attorneys Warn Biden Against Taking Control of Texas National Guard
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Texas Governor Greg Abbott and the Biden Administration have been in a power battle for a while now. Since Abbott passed the bill to allow the National Guard to get complete control of the U.S.-Mexico border, it’s been back and forth between both parties. 

Tensions escalated when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision that federal Border Patrol agents could remove razor wire and other barriers constructed along the border to curb immigration. Therefore, Abbott has no other option but to follow the ruling for now, even if he doesn’t like it. 

Moreover, a group of Republican state attorneys general do not agree with this ruling. Twenty-six attorneys general wrote a joint letter and sent it to the Biden administration, telling them to “get out of the way” for Texas.  

They signed the letter and addressed it not only to Biden but also to the DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. “The Supreme Court’s order did not tell Texas that it could or could not do anything.

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Texas should be applauded for continuing to try to protect the border despite the federal government now, again, being able to try to destroy the barriers Texas builds,” it read. 

Two Texas Democratic Representatives, Greg Casar, and Joaquin Castro, called upon the president to federalize the Texas National Guard. If he does this, the state’s troops will only answer to him, and Abbott will no longer be their commander. This did not sit well with the Republicans. 

“What you should do is simple: enforce the law and protect the border. And despite some recent suggestions that you should nationalize control of the Texas National Guard as a ruse, we would like to remind you that you cannot do so without the legal authority that you currently lack. If you cannot bring yourselves to enforce the law, get out of the way so Texas can,” the letter concluded. 

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The 26 attorneys general represent republican states as expected. They include Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming, as well as the leadership of the Arizona state Legislature.

Florida’s Attorney General Ashley Moody took to X (formerly Twitter) to announce her stance and the letter. “Texas is fighting for the sovereignty of their state and this nation,” she wrote. 

“I, along with 25 other state attorneys general, sent a letter to @JoeBiden and @SecMayorkas, and the message is simple: if you cannot bring yourselves to enforce the law, get out of the way so the states can,” her post concluded. 

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While some people agree with Texas’ method of reducing immigrants, many cannot overlook the fact that it is quite dangerous. Some weeks ago, a mother and two children drowned when National Guard didn’t allow border patrol save them. 

Therefore, some believe that Abbott needs to find a better way to reduce immigration. Others believe he is brave for doing things his own way. 

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