by Andrew Rodriguez
Afederal judge has sided with Joe Biden’s Department of Justice and issued an order to remove the state’s security measures along the U.S.-Mexican border.
The judge disagreed that there is an “invasion” of illegal immigrants, claiming it’s irrelevant in the case.
Senior U.S. District Court Judge David Ezra instructed Texas to dismantle the floating barriers located in the Rio Grande
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Governor Greg Abbott installed the barriers to help prevent illegal immigrants from entering the U.S.
The judge claims Texas is violating U.S. law by positioning the barriers in the river “without proper authorization.”
“The Court has found that the United States is likely to succeed on the merits of its claim that Defendants have violated [the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899],” Ezra said in his ruling.
“The Court also finds that Texas’s conduct irreparably harms the public safety, navigation, and the operations of federal agency officials in and around the Rio Grande.”
The Abbott administration had previously contended that the Rivers and Harbors Act should not be applicable in this case.
BREAKING – YOUR REACTION: Federal judge orders Texas to remove floating barriers aimed at deterring migrants on Rio Grande. The judge also barred the state from building new or placing additional buoys in the river, according to a Wednesday court filing. pic.twitter.com/F9MRKjZ6vd
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This ruling is incorrect and will be overturned on appeal,” Abbott responded.
“We will continue to utilize every strategy to secure the border, including deploying Texas National Guard soldiers and Department of Public Safety troopers and installing strategic barriers.”
Mexican President Andres Manuel López Obrador also condemned Abbott.
“No one should be treated like this,” Lopez Obrador said.
“That kind of treatment does not come from a good person; only by being good can we be happy.”
Obrador failed to acknowledge that no nation should endure the treatment America receives from the Biden administration and Mexico.
“We will continue to utilize every strategy to secure the border, including deploying Texas National Guard soldiers and Department of Public Safety troopers and installing strategic barriers,” Abbott said.
“Our battle to defend Texas’ sovereign authority to protect lives from the chaos caused by President Biden’s open border policies has only begun. Texas is prepared to take this fight all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.”