The Supreme Court on Monday granted the Biden administration’s request to allow Border Patrol to remove Texas’ border wire.

The justices agreed 5-4 to vacate an injunction put in place by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that temporarily blocked Border Patrol from cutting the wire installed by the state while the lawsuit is pending.


Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch, and Brett Kavanaugh would have left the injunction in place, according to the order. Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Amy Coney Barrett sided with the court’s three liberals—Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan and Ketanji Brown Jackson—to form the majority.

The Department of Homeland Security asked the justices in an emergency application in early January to freeze the order, arguing the wire prevents agents from accessing “the very border they are charged with patrolling and the individuals they are charged with apprehending and inspecting.”

Originally published by the Daily Caller News Foundation

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