Texas seizes city property to fence out federal agents from border land: ‘Takeover’

AUSTIN — Texas has seized city land in a move that Eagle Pass leaders have described as an unforeseen “takeover” as Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) attempts to fence out all federal law enforcement from the international boundary, where state personnel are turning back illegal immigrants undeterred by Border Patrol.

In a series of events that unfolded quietly and as a shock to three federal agents in Eagle Pass who spoke with the Washington Examiner Friday morning, the state moved in late Wednesday and Thursday and sealed off city park land and a city-owned golf course from federal employees, including law enforcement.

The Biden administration took immediate action, with the Justice Department filing a memo early Friday asking the Supreme Court to weigh in. The DOJ said that hours after it had filed a separate memo Wednesday evening, Texas
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