This article has been updated since publication. 

As the legal battle over Texas’ new border security measure continues, a New York Post reporter in El Paso captured footage of hundreds of illegal border crossers rioting and attempting to get around the Texas National Guard at the border. 

The foreign nationals were using a break in the fencing—that the Texas National Guard was attempting to put back up—to push past the guardsmen. 

Hundreds of illegal border crossers were awaiting processing by Border Patrol Agents. 

Land Commissioner Dawn Buckingham wrote that “This chaos [is] sponsored by @JoeBiden” on X.

Senate Bill 4, Texas’ new law, creates a state crime for entering the country illegally, thereby paving the way for state law enforcement to arrest illegal aliens. 

However, the measure is currently on hold pending further review by the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.  

While Texas is arguing that the state has a right to defend its borders when being invaded, the federal government is arguing that states don’t have the power to enforce immigration law.

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said the footage is “Video evidence that our country is being invaded. The Biden Administration has turned a blind eye on purpose. Enough is enough, we need new leadership in the White House.”

Gov. Greg Abbott posted on X that “The TX National Guard & Dept. of Public Safety quickly regained control & are redoubling the razor wire barriers. DPS is instructed to arrest every illegal immigrant involved for criminal trespass & destruction of property.”

Sydnie Henry

A born and bred Texan, Sydnie serves as the Managing Editor for Texas Scorecard. She graduated from Patrick Henry College with a B.A. in Government and is utilizing her research and writing skills to spread truth to Texans.