JD Vance proposes legislation to keep federal government from removing Texas razor wires

Sen. J.D. Vance (R-OH) proposed a bill on Thursday that would prevent the federal government from removing the 110 miles of razor wire along the U.S.-Mexico border despite the Supreme Court giving President Joe Biden authorization to dismantle it. 

“The Supreme Court gave Joe Biden a green light to cut down barriers put in place by the State of Texas,” Vance said in a statement. “My bill would codify the right of every state along the U.S.-Mexico border to defend its own territory. If Joe Biden refuses to take action, let the states get the job done.”

Called the State Border Security Act, the bill would bar federal authorities from clearing out the state-implemented barriers, including any other protective fencing within 25 miles of the border. 

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