Law360: Group Tells Justices Texas Wire Fence Doesn’t Impede Feds

IRLI In The News

January 11, 2024

By Micah Danney

The Immigration Reform Law Institute has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a Fifth Circuit decision allowing Texas to keep barbed wire along the southern border, saying the fence does not interfere with federal agents’ enforcement of immigration law.

The Biden administration had invoked the Constitution’s supremacy clause, which says federal law takes precedence over state law, to defend itself against Texas’ claims that federal agents were acting unlawfully by cutting razor wire that Texas installed along the banks of the Rio Grande to keep migrants from crossing the border. 

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