American justice sinks the Texas floating wall

American justice sinks the Texas floating wall

Texas asserts itself at the forefront of the political battle over migrant bodies in the United States. A federal judge ordered Republican Gov. Greg Abbott to remove a “floating wall” made of buoys that he placed over the Rio Bravo, the river that forms the natural border between the United States and Mexico.. This is one of several strategies adopted by Abbott to reduce the flow of migrants to his state, and has been strongly criticized as dangerous by the Mexican government, human rights organizations and the Joe Biden administration, which has filed a lawsuit against the Texas authorities.
The Fifth Circuit of Appeals in New Orleans, Louisiana, a court that usually upholds conservative cases, this time ruled in favor of the Democratic government.Which requires the authorities in Texas to transfer three hundred meters of buoys to the American side. The judge rejected Abbott’s account that the barrier was not subject to federal law but to local law. And He stressed that the floating wall created a “potential danger to human life.” In August, the bodies of two drowned migrants were found among buoys between Eagle Pass in Texas and Piedras Negras in Coahuila.. However, the decision does not put an end to the legal dispute between Washington and Austin.
Abbott, who embraced Donald Trump’s strict anti-immigrant measures during his presidency, said the governor himself announced he would go “to the Supreme Court if necessary to protect Texas from Biden’s open borders.” A few days ago, the governor officially approved the former president as his candidate for the 2024 presidential campaign. The ruling exposes political tensions over immigration caused by the actions of Trump and Abbott and the often contradictory policies implemented by Biden.. The sharp increase in the arrival of undocumented people from the southern United States (about 400,000 people tried to cross the border last year) has created quite a few problems for Biden himself. As immigrants settled in increasing numbers in heavily Democratic states and cities in the North, where they were bused in by Republican governors in the South, progressive administrations stopped opening their arms. More and more Democratic mayors, governors and voters are urging Biden to intervene. And At the beginning of October, in a dramatic turn, the US President ordered the resumption of construction of the border wall that Donald Trump wanted.. It is the same barrier that Biden promised during his 2020 election campaign “not to advance a single meter.”
Amid much confusion, Texas suffered another legal defeat this week. District Judge Alia Moussa ruled that federal Border Patrol agents can cut 30 miles of razor wire that Texas police installed near Eagle Pass to prevent migrants from crossing.

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