NEW: Texas installs razor wire barriers along border in El Paso

The move comes just two weeks after hordes of people hoping to be granted asylum in the United States stormed the border in the Texas town.

Jarryd Jaeger Vancouver, BC

Texas has started constructing wire fencing and barriers along the border in El Paso as Governor Greg Abbott takes action to stem the flow of illegal immigrants entering the state.

The move comes just two weeks after hordes of people hoping to be granted asylum in the United States stormed the border in the Texas town, tearing down the previous barriers and assaulting National Guard troops.

According to investigative journalist Matt Finn, members of the Texas National Guard have been busy constructing "miles" of fencing "similar to the effective 'wall' in Shelby Park, Eagle Pass."

Footage of the barrier shows that it is comprised of a tall metal fence and barbed wire.

On March 21, hundreds of people descended upon Gate 36 in El Paso and proceeded to destroy the now-replaced fencing and enter the US in hopes that they would be arrested, and thereby allowed to remain in the country.

When authorities finally got a handle on the situation, over 200 were taken in by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, however only 79 were arrested in connection with the incident.

Magistrate Judge Humberto Acosta went on to order their release, criticizing the El Paso District Attorney's Office for being ill-prepared to move forward with detention hearings for each of the dozens of defendants.

Texas has gone back and forth with the Biden administration over what should be done to secure the border, with the latter repeatedly ordering the former to stop installing razor wire. Abbott has nonetheless remained steadfast in his committment to keep illegal immigrants out.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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