A video showing a U.S. Border Patrol officer severing barbed wire on the Texas side of the Rio Grande to allow illegal immigrants to enter the country has sparked growing outrage.
“Texas must respond,” tweeted Texas Republican Representative Dan Crenshaw.
Bill Melugin, a correspondent for Fox News, tweeted the video on Friday.
“Video from source in Eagle Pass shows Border Patrol cutting through razor wire placed by the state of TX to allow migrants to enter & be processed after crossing illegally,” he wrote.
NEW: Video from source in Eagle Pass shows Border Patrol cutting through razor wire placed by the state of TX to allow migrants to enter & be processed after crossing illegally. @TxDPS tells me this is the first time they know of this happening, and that it’s being looked into… pic.twitter.com/jESPbzj9sw
— Bill Melugin (@BillMelugin_) June 30, 2023
Melugin reported that the Texas Department of Public Safety told him, “this is the first time they know of this happening, and that it’s being looked into for potential destruction of TX property.”
Melugin stated that the federal action was inconsistent with Texas’s state policy, which entails “physically blocking migrants under orders from Governor [Greg Abbott].”
Melugin wrote, “TXDPS tells me the location this video was shot at is private property, and that they have permission from the owner to lay down razor wire and arrest migrants for criminal trespassing.”
Melugin emphasized that this was not a case of officer misconduct.
He wrote, “This Border Patrol agent is likely just doing what he’s been told – but this will likely lead to more friction between TX & the Feds, who have drastically different approaches at the border.”
Crenshaw responded with anger on Twitter.
More on this story via The Western Journal:
“What the hell? I’m going to assume for now that this particular [Customs and Border Protection] agent is following orders that he hates following. Either way, the Biden Administration is now destroying Texas property to fulfill an open border agenda,” he wrote. CONTINUE READING…