‘Civil war’ narrative is false, Texas officials, Border Patrol union say

(The Center Square) – A narrative that a “civil war” or “cold war” between federal law enforcement officers and their state and local counterparts at the southern border in Texas – which has been circulating among a range of pundits – isn’t valid, Gov. Greg Abbott, Texas Department of Public Safety and the Border Patrol union argue.

The claim refers to a potential conflict between federal Border Patrol agents and Texas National Guard soldiers serving at the southern border. The Biden administration has ordered Border Patrol agents to tear down border barriers erected by Texas and release illegal foreign nationals into the U.S. Abbott has ordered Texas National Guard soldiers to block illegal entry by building even more barriers.

Three lawsuits have been filed over Texas’ border barriers in Eagle Pass. Despite threats by the Biden administration, Abbott has only expanded their construction with the full support of the state
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