Texas Gov. Greg Abbott accuses Biden administration of cutting razor wire at border: ‘Opening the floodgates’

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott accused the Biden administration of recently cutting razor wire that the Lone Star State had installed in Eagle Pass.

The comments were made as Texas officials continue to spar with the White House over the migrant crisis at the Southern border. Abbott made the announcement Wednesday evening.

“Texas installed razor wire in Eagle Pass to stop illegal crossings,” Abbott explained on X, formerly known as Twitter. “Today the Biden Admin CUT that wire, opening the floodgates to illegal immigrants.”

“I immediately deployed more Texas National Guard to repel illegal crossings & install more razor wire,” the Republican governor added.

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The governor later posted a picture of a letter he sent directly to President Biden in November, and declared that the President’s policies caused “an invasion at our border.”

“We are building a border wall, razor wire & marine barriers,” Abbott wrote. “We are also repelling migrants.”

In July, the Department of Justice (DOJ) sued Texas for installing a buoy barrier, which was designed to curb illegal immigration, on the Rio Grande. The barrier was developed as part of Abbott’s Operation Lone Star. 

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Border buoys float on the Rio Grande River in Eagle Pass, Texas.  (Omar Ornelas / El Paso Times / USA TODAY NETWORK / File / Fox News)

In the lawsuit, the DOJ claimed that the barrier obstructed “the navigable capacity of waters of the United States” and that it raised humanitarian, environmental and public safety concerns.

A federal judge initially told Texas to move the buoys, but the U.S. Court of Appeals stayed that decision. The case is still being deliberated through courts.

Fox News Digital reached out to Abbott and the White House, but has not heard back.

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (Brandon Bell / Getty Images / File / Fox News)

Fox News Digital’s Adam Shaw contributed to this report.