Under Biden’s direction, Border Patrol is doing nothing to stop the invasion of illegal aliens, so the Texas National Guard has taken control of the border and barred federal agents from the area.
This is the area where Border Patrol agents have been cutting down razor wire installed by Texas.
On Wednesday, the Texas Department of Public Safety informed Eagle Pass Mayor Rolando Salinas that Shelby Park was being taken over under an emergency order by Governor Greg Abbott.
Encompassing 47 acres and situated adjacent to a portion of the Rio Grande River, the park’s takeover grants DPS officers complete authority over the area to help stop illegal crossings into the U.S.
The seizure is for an indefinite period of time with DPS having total control of the area.
“All access to the property is limited to state authority only. Border Patrol will be permitted to enter the property to remove their equipment and supplies—Agents will not have access to the area unless there is a medical emergency.” – NewsNation reporter Ali Brady said.
#BREAKING The state of Texas has seized all city property along the riverfront at the border in the Eagle Pass area under governors emergency powers, including federal processing locations and equipment—This is according to multiple sources.— Ali Bradley (@AliBradleyTV) January 11, 2024
All access to the property is… pic.twitter.com/gpwZEFg50b
Fox News’ Bill Melugin shared video showing the Texas National Guard blocking off the area.
NEW: The Texas Military Department confirms the TX National Guard has seized control of Shelby Park in Eagle Pass (city property where mass illegal crossings are), and is restricting Border Patrol from accessing the area, saying the Feds “perpetuate illegal crossings”. This is… pic.twitter.com/29UqFmWDsx— Bill Melugin (@BillMelugin_) January 12, 2024
Washington Examiner reported:
In an effort to reduce illegal border crossings, Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) ordered Texas troopers to seize control of a public Eagle Pass park overnight, defying the wishes of city officials.
Eagle Pass Mayor Rolando Salinas said the Texas Department of Public Safety informed him on Wednesday morning that the state received an emergency declaration from Abbott to take “full control, custody” of Shelby Park.
“That is not a decision that we agreed to. This is not something that we wanted. This is not something that we asked for as a city,” Salinas said in a Facebook video post Wednesday evening. The video shows the Texas National Guard fencing off the park from the public.
When Salinas asked DPS why the state was seizing the park, they said, “The mission is to prevent undocumented people from crossing into Eagle Pass.”
Eagle Pass has reported a record number of migrant crossings, quickly becoming one of the most heavily trafficked sections of the U.S.-Mexico border. House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) and dozens of Republicans visited the area last week, threatening to withhold financial aid for Ukraine or Israel unless the border is secured.
Since Joe Biden was installed in January 2021, the invasion at the Southern border has been estimated at around 11 million illegal immigrants.
Eagle Pass stands out as one of the most problematic areas along the Southern border for illegal entries into the United States.