Texas Announces Plans to Implement Floating Barriers on the Rio Grande

They foresee the installation of a floating barrier to prevent the illegal entry of Immigrants


Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday announced plans to deploy a floating sea barrier along the Rio Grande to prevent crossings illegal border crossings between the United States and Mexico.

Abbott, a longtime critic of the U.S. Biden administration said he planned to float the first 300 meters of the barrier downstream near the town of Eagle Pass in Maverick County.

"It's a new water barrier. We can place those balls mile after kilometer," the governor said, showing an illustration of the buoy of the barrier. "What we're doing now is securing the border at the And what these bullets are going to allow us to do is prevent people from get to the border," he added.

Texas Department of Public Safety Director Col. Steven McCraw, who was also at the event, noted that the anti-aircraft barrier It can "unfold quickly" and move since it is mobile.

"We don't want anybody to get hurt," McGraw said. "We really want to. prevent people from getting hurt and drowning, and proactively."

He admitted there were "ways around" the floating barrier, but "it needs to be done." a lot of effort, specialized skills and equipment to do it."

McGraw explained that the buoy will be anchored to the bottom of the channel. He added that the Buoys are 1.2 to 2 meters high, depending on the water level.

David Donatti, an attorney with the ACLU of Texas, responded to the plan by saying, "The chain of balls along the Rio Grande is just the latest in a series of State subsidies to private contractors to stoke the invented crisis by the governor." At the border, the cartoons do not address the real reasons and important reasons why people come to the United States. Bullets are a plague on the moral conscience of Texas.

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