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U.S. Supreme Court says Texas can’t block federal agents from the border

The high court’s order effectively maintains long-running precedent that the federal government — not individual states — has authority to enforce border security.

A Texas National Guard member at the bank of the Rio Grand at Shelby Park in Eagle Pass, on Jan. 16, 2024. Texas has closed off Shelby Park, cutting access to federal agents to part of the Texas-Mexico border and escalating tensions between the Biden administration and Gov. Greg Abbott.

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