Abbott’s bold move at Texas border draws ire of Democrats and applause from Republicans

AUSTIN, Texas — Gov. Greg Abbott’s (R-TX) decision to lock down the border in the town of Eagle Pass has infuriated Democrats but drawn praise from Republicans, including federal agents.

The governor’s office has defended the move as the state “holding the line” absent federal action to curb illegal immigration into an area that has become the epicenter for border crossings under President Joe Biden.

“Texas is holding the line at our southern border with miles of additional razor wire and anti-climb barriers to deter and repel the record-high levels of illegal immigration invited by President Biden’s reckless open border policies,” said Abbott spokeswoman Renae Eze in a statement Friday. “Instead of enforcing federal immigration laws, the Biden Administration allows unfettered access for Mexican cartels to smuggle people into our country. Texas will continue to deploy Texas National
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