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DEVELOPING: State Of Texas SEIZES City Property, Federal Standoff Reaches Boiling Point


The state of Texas has seized riverfront city property in an effort to stop illegal border crossings.

More importantly, Texas has seized the Shelby Park riverfront property from the city of Eagle Pass in order to block access to Biden’s border patrol agents.

Texas officials claim that Biden’s Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) is effectively aiding the migrants to illegally enter the United States.

Indeed, we have seen numerous actions by CBP that seem counter-productive to the stated point and mission statement of Customs and Border Protection over the last several months.

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News Nation correspondent Ali Bradley provided breaking coverage:

“The state of Texas has seized all city property along the riverfront at the border in the Eagle Pass area under governor emergency powers, including federal processing locations and equipment—This is according to multiple sources.

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.

I am told that the state plans to start arresting all who cross for criminal trespass—This is not under the new illegal entry law SB4– They have been arresting for criminal trespass for months.”

The New York Post reports that city officials have not consented to Governor Abbott’s takeover:

“That is not a decision that we agreed to,” Salinas said in an impassioned speech Thursday.

“This is not something that we wanted. This is not something that we asked for as a city.”

Fox News correspondent Bill Melugin confirmed: “In overnight DOJ filing, Feds confirm that the TX National Guard “has deployed armed soldiers and vehicles to block federal gov from accessing the river” in Eagle Pass, & TX informed them no BP agents will be allowed to enter Shelby Park “in any operational capacity”.

This is a significant escalation by Texas after Feds fought to remove TX water barriers and razor wire, & DOJ is suing TX over its new border security law.

This is potentially setting up to be the biggest state vs federal fight in a very long time.”

Yesterday, Mulugin provided video footage and explained:

“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 the area where Border Patrol has been cutting TX razor wire. Razor wire and fences are now deployed to block the area off from the public and federal government.

Attached video is from our crew on the ground this morning as they began blocking it off. You can expect DOJ to sue Texas over this. Texas Military Department statement:

‘The Texas National Guard has maintained a presence with security points and temporary barrier in Shelby Park since 2021.

The current posture is to prepare for future illegal immigrant surges and to restrict access to organizations that perpetuate illegal immigrant crossings in the park and greater Eagle Pass area.’

I reached out to CBP/Border Patrol in the sector for comment hours ago – no response yet.”

The Hill provided more information:

The seizure is part of a pattern under Operation Lone Star where Texas is pushing the envelope in its enforcement of immigration laws, an authority widely understood to be constitutionally restricted to the federal government.



 

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