(TheRedAlertNews.com) – In a pivotal decision for the southern border, U.S. District Court Judge Alia Moses for the Western District of Texas directed the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to cease dismantling razor wire along Texas’ southern border. This order aims to prevent unauthorized migrant crossings near Eagle Pass along the Rio Grande.
The temporary injunction resulted from a legal challenge initiated by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. He contends that federal authorities claimed the right to destroy state-owned barriers, ostensibly facilitating the entry and processing of undocumented migrants.
“Federal agents used hydraulic-powered pallet forks to rip [Texas’] fence – concertina wire, fencing posts, clamps, and all – out of the ground, holding it suspended in the air in order to wave more than 300 migrants illegally into Texas,” the motion for a temporary injunction reads.
Paxton sought urgent court intervention last week, highlighting the escalation of federal efforts from bolt cutters to industrial forklifts in dismantling Texas’ border fortifications. Responding to the situation, DHS issued a statement last week emphasizing their legal obligation to safeguard migrants from harm, regardless of their immigration status.
Judge Moses, in an 11-page document submitted to the federal court in Del Rio, determined that Texas had satisfied the necessary criteria for a temporary suspension of federal actions. However, she stipulated an exception for medical emergencies that could result in severe injury or death in the absence of alternate life-saving means before reaching the razor wire barrier.
She articulated, “The Court shall grant the temporary relief requested, with one important exception for any medical emergency that mostly likely results in serious bodily injury or death to a person, absent any boats or other life-saving apparatus available to avoid such medical emergencies prior to reaching the concertina wire barrier.”
The temporary restraining order will be upheld until a preliminary injunction hearing, scheduled for November 7, where both parties can present further evidence. The Department of Justice, representing the case, has refrained from commenting on the ongoing litigation.