Supreme Court allows Biden administration to cut Texas border wire

The Supreme Court on Monday granted the Biden administration’s request to vacate a lower court decision surrounding Texas’s placement of razor wire along the southern border, clearing the way for Border Patrol officials to remove physical blockades from the border.

The justices responded to a Jan. 2 request by the Justice Department to intervene in the dispute after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit intervened in December and stopped the federal government from cutting wire set up by Texas to deter immigrants from illegally crossing the border.

Members of the U.S. military install multiple tiers of concertina wire along the banks of the Rio Grande near the Juarez-Lincoln Bridge at the U.S.-Mexico border on Nov. 16, 2018, in Laredo, Texas. (Eric Gay/AP)

Republican-appointed Justices Neil Gorsuch, Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, and
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