Governor Kay Ivey said on Thursday she was siding with Texas over the federal government in a border conflict heating up this week.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday the Biden administration could use federal immigration agents to remove razor wire placed by Texas law enforcement along the U.S.-Mexico border to deter illegal immigration.

In response, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said on Wednesday the state would continue to place razor wire on the border to deter illegal immigration and that the federal government had "broken the compact between the United States and the States."

Ivey said on X Alabama supported Texas in the conflict.

"Texas and the states have stepped up time and time again," she wrote. "The White House? Purposely absent. I have had enough. Texas, you can count on Alabama to have your back."

Ivey announced in October the deployment of 275 Alabama troops to the southern border to assist in handling the record numbers of illegal immigrants crossing into the United States.

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