Texas has deployed the National Guard to stop the inflow of migrants at the southern border. The state has prevented federal agencies from entering to open the border back up.
The Biden administration has submitted an emergency request for the Supreme Court to allow them to push through the Texas state blockages. This comes after a lower court ruled that they could not do that in December.
The Justice Department argues that Texas is blocking the federal government from being able to respond in emergencies. But they have not been responding and many would say this is an emergency.
Texas is ready for this fight, according to a spokesperson for Governor Greg Abbott.
“Texas will continue to deploy Texas National Guard soldiers, DPS troopers, and more barriers, utilizing every tool and strategy to respond to President Biden’s ongoing border crisis,” the spokesperson said.
Republicans are working with Democrats to propose what is being called the Schumer-Lankford Border Deal, which would allow at least 5,000 more immigrants into the U.S. per day and allow them to work legally once they are removed from custody.