(PatriotNewsDaily.com) – On Wednesday, a federal Judge ordered the state of Texas to remove the buoys that they have installed along the Rio Grande by September 15th at the latest. The floating buoys were first deployed following the instruction of Gov. Greg Abbott in July in order to address the surge in illegal immigrants who were entering his state.
The installation of the buoys was part of Operation Lone Star, which is the governor’s plan for curbing migration. The buoys were installed close to Eagle Pass, a border town, and are being held in place with anchors. Eagle Pass is one of the areas in the Border Patrol sector and is the area with the second-highest number of migrant crossings in the 2023 fiscal year thus far. So far, there have been 270,000 encounters in Eagle Pass marking a decrease from last year.
The Department of Justice was quick to take legal action against the state of Texas accusing them of having installed the barriers on an international border without having received the necessary approval. The Biden administration has also noted that the installation of the barrier in the water has caused both environmental and humanitarian concerns.
The large buoys have created a barrier that is blocking migrants from crossing through the river, which is one of the ways that many migrants will use to enter the U.S. from Mexico. Apart from the water barrier, Texas has also installed razor wire and fences along the border to block the entrance and has provided armed officers with the right to arrest immigrants on charges of trespassing.
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