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Biden Admin Claims Texas Interfered with Border Agents’ Migrant Rescue. Governor Abbott Says It’s Not True.

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott refuted accusations that the Texas Military Department prevented Border Patrol (CPB) agents from entering a city park to rescue a migrant family who later drowned.

The governor attributed the incident to the “Biden Open Border magnet.”

A conflict arose between the Texas National Guard and Border Patrol regarding access to the park after the drownings had already occurred. (Trending: Trump Prosecutor Accused Of Playing Race Card In Public Address)

According to a CPB source, “More than likely, they probably had already drowned. There were a lot of moving pieces trying to get state authorities on the phone to gain access and that took time.”

“Having to explain the situation to the guard members at the gate exhausted time as well,” they continued.

“It’s highly likely, they had drowned already. It only takes a few minutes in that current to go under and disappear,” the source added.

“If you don’t have a boat to conduct rescues, getting through the wire to through a flotation device on foot is near impossible and has been for a while,” explained the source.

Henry Cuellar wrote in a statement, “Border Patrol learned on Friday, January 12, 2024, at approximately 9:00 P.M. that a group of six migrants were in distress as they attempted to cross the Rio Grande River. Border Patrol attempted to contact the Texas Military Department, the Texas National Guard, and DPS Command Post by telephone to relay the information, but were unsuccessful.”

“Border Patrol agents then made physical contact with the Texas Military Department and the Texas National Guard at the Shelby Park Entrance Gate and verbally relayed the information. However, Texas Military Department soldiers stated they would not grant access to the migrants – even in the event of an emergency – and that they would send a soldier to investigate the situation,” he continued.

The Texas Military Department stated that Border Patrol requested access after the drownings, and they were in direct communication with Border Patrol during the incident.

Additionally, the Department of Homeland Security General Counsel sent a letter to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, asserting Border Patrol’s statutory right to enter and patrol the land within 25 miles of the border without a warrant and demanding the cessation of obstructions by Texas.

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