Noem Offers Texas Razor Wire To Secure Southern Border

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) recently offered to send Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) additional razor wire for the southern border, following a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court allowing Border Patrol agents to cut or move through the barbed wire installed along the border by officials in the Lone Star State.

During an interview with Fox News, Noem defended Abbott’s use of razor wire along the border to deter illegal immigration caused by President Joe Biden’s lax border policies. The Biden administration has claimed that the barriers prevent Border Patrol agents from helping unlawful migrants in danger of crossing the Rio Grande.

Considering the Biden administration’s concerns, the U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that Border Patrol agents could remove the barbed wire along the border if they need to reach an illegal immigrant in danger.

While speaking to Fox News, the South Dakota governor said, “Governor Abbott has done the exact right thing. And I’ll drive him more razor wire from South Dakota if I have to for him to do his job.”

Numerous Republicans have supported Texas’s fight against the Biden administration to secure the southern border. Since 2021, Noem has sent South Dakota’s National Guard troops to the Lone Star State to reduce illegal immigration.

“Our Border Patrol agents do not support what President [Joe] Biden is doing,” Noem told Fox News. “Our ICE agents on the ground do not support what President Biden is doing. Democrats in the country do not support what President Biden is doing at the southern border, and they disagree with him fundamentally.”

The South Dakota governor said Biden is “out of touch” and accused the president of “remaking” America.

“He’s remaking this country — we will be Europe within a year or two if we allow President Biden to continue this invasion of our country,” she continued.

Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling, Abbott signaled he would not stop his efforts to deter illegal immigration at the southern border.

The Texas governor claimed that the Lone Star State has a constitutional right to protect itself and is “acting on that authority, as well as state law, to secure the Texas border” by installing razor wire.