U.S. Border Patrol agents allegedly cut through razor wire placed by Texas law enforcement officials on the southern to let illegal aliens enter the country, according to new video.
Fox News correspondent Bill Melugin shared a video on Twitter of the incident, which he said occured on private property, according to officials with the Texas Department of Public Safety.
“Video from source in Eagle Pass shows Border Patrol cutting through razor wire placed by the state of TX to allow migrants to enter & be processed after crossing illegally,” Melugin said. “[The Texas Department of Public Safety] tells me this is the first time they know of this happening, and that it’s being looked into for potential destruction of TX property.”
“The federal government’s position is that once migrants are on U.S. soil, under U.S. law, they need to be processed, and cannot be repelled or turned away,” he continued. “Texas is taking a much different approach, and has been physically blocking migrants under orders from Governor @GregAbbott_TX . TXDPS tells me the location this video was shot at is private property, and that they have permission from the owner to lay down razor wire and arrest migrants for criminal trespassing.”
Melugin noted that the Border Patrol agent in the video is “likely just doing what he’s been told – but this will likely lead to more friction between TX & the Feds, who have drastically different approaches at the border.”