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Part of the barbed wire laid by the state of Texas has been removed from the border

EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) – On Wednesday, several media outlets in Juárez reported that some of the barbed wire placed by the Texas National Guard along the Rio Grande had been removed.

This happened in the “Colonia Felipe Ángeles” in Juárez, directly across from the UTEP in El Paso.

ABC-7 reached out to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the Texas Military and the International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC) to find out why this portion of the wire was removed and which agency did it.

The barbed wire was first installed in this same neighborhood in 2022, near the Paso Del Norte Bridge in downtown Juárez and El Paso.

In January, the Supreme Court allowed federal officials to remove razor wire laid by Texas along the border, but nothing was removed until that section was removed this week.

The barbed wire was originally laid by the Texas authorities to prevent migrants from illegally entering the United States and Texas.

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