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Texas VS Federal Government: Potential Civil War?

There is a “potential civil war” about to break out in the U.S.
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Texas National Guard soldiers stand guard on the banks of the Rio Grande at Shelby Park in Eagle Pass, Texas, on January 12

The Texas border is a place full of chaos and tensions, as immigrants from South America who attempt to enter into the U.S.-Mexico border are being violently stopped by the Texan Guard and a seven-foot barbed wire fence. U.S. President Joe Biden and his administration have expressed strong disapproval of these decisions and took Texas to the Supreme Court, which ruled in Biden’s favor and ordered Texas to remove the fences.


In recent weeks, Shelby Park in Eagle Pass has become a focal point in the ongoing dispute between Texas and the federal government over immigration enforcement. The situation has reached the point where Attorney General of Georgia, Christopher Carr, joined 26 other states in sending a letter to the Biden administration to express support for Texas Governor Gregg Abbot’s efforts to close the border. The letter has been signed by several other states, including Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming.


Gregg Abbot states that he is going to keep defending the border, despite the president’s standpoint on the issue. The letter that Mr. Abbot sent to the White House begins with:

The federal government has broken the compact between the United States and the States. The Executive Branch of the United States has a constitutional duty to enforce federal laws protecting states, including immigration laws on the books right now. President Biden has refused to enforce those laws and has even violated them. The result is that he has smashed records for illegal immigration.” 


Governor Abbot refuses to stand down, claiming that he is doing his duty as the governor of Texas and that he is only protecting his people at all costs, even if it means going against the federal government’s stance.

Governor Abbot has indicated that he plans to further expand operations along the Texas border; however, he has not provided any further detail about these plans. According to him, this expansion is necessary to send a clear and loud message that states are committed to upholding their constitutional guarantee that they will be able to defend themselves against any type of imminent danger. Governor Abbot believes that this is a crucial step in ensuring the safety and security of the people of Texas, and he remains fully committed to this cause.

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Gabrielly Araujo
Gabrielly Araujo, Staff Writer
Hello! My name is Gabrielly, and this is my first year writing for the Hatters Herald. I joined this class because it offers the opportunity to write about anything and everything you wish to. Personally, I have a deep-seated passion for music and a fondness for binge-watching TV shows.

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