According to The Hill, Representative Chip Roy (R-Texas) has publicly advocated for Texas officials to disregard a recent Supreme Court ruling that permits the federal government to remove razor wire on the U.S.-Mexico border. The Supreme Court’s decision, which passed with a 5-4 majority, concluded that the installation of razor wire by Texas law enforcement was illegally hindering federal border management.
The controversy gained momentum earlier this month when the Texas National Guard and the Texas Department of Public Safety installed fences and razor wire in Eagle Pass, a common entry point for migrants. This action was met with criticism from U.S. Border Patrol, which claimed that the barriers had prevented them from rescuing a mother and two children who tragically drowned in the Rio Grande.
Roy criticized the Supreme Court’s decision as “unconscionable” and argued that Texas has a constitutional duty to protect its citizens, irrespective of the court’s stance. In an interview with Fox News Digital and an online post, Roy urged Texas leaders to continue their protective measures against illegal border crossings.
The Texas representative also called upon fellow members of Congress to withdraw funding from the Department of Homeland Security and other entities he perceives as violating Texas’s security. Drawing a parallel to a home invasion, Roy stated, “You tell the court to go to hell, you defend yourself and then figure it out later.”
Roy’s stance reflects a growing tension between state and federal authorities over border security measures and the rights of states to enforce their own protective policies. This debate continues to shape the national conversation on immigration and border control.