Federal judge orders southern state to temporarily stop protecting its border in the absence of the feds

SAN ANTONIO, TX – A Western District of Texas court judge just ordered Texas Governor Greg Abbott and the state to remove the floating buoys from the Rio Grande River.

The governor had the barrier put in place as a deterrent to illegal river crossings by illegal immigrants, after the Biden administration seemingly turned a blind eye to the immigration crisis at the southern border.

As reported by the Daily Caller, U.S. Judge David Alan Ezra ruled that the state’s actions have “irreparably harmed public safety, navigation, and the operations of federal agency officials in and around the Rio Grande.”

“With respect to the buoy barrier that is currently in place, this is a Preliminary Injunction and not a final disposition of this case on the full merits, so this Court is counseled to act in a measured way.

As a result, the Court is directing that the buoy barrier be moved from the main waters of the Rio Grande River to the riverbank, rather than removal entirely from the river, so that the barrier does not impede or impair in any way navigation by airboats or other shallow draft craft along the Rio Grande River.

The evidence has established that this can be done in a rather expeditious manner, as the Governor himself ordered movement of the buoy barrier, which the federal government maintained was in part in Mexican waters to a position closer to the United States side of the river,” the ruling stated.

While Ezra said that the ruling was only a temporary injunction, Governor Abbott stated that state would appeal the decision.

”Texas will appeal,” Abbot tweeted.

Today’s court decision merely prolongs President Biden’s willful refusal to acknowledge that Texas is rightfully stepping up to do the job that he should have been doing all along,” Abbott said in a Thursday statement.

The governor closed his statement by saying that “Texas is prepared to take this fight all the way to the United States Supreme Court.”

The court system has been part of the conversation since Abbot announced the installation of the buoys. The Biden administration threatened legal action if the governor continued with the deployment.
Abbott’s response, in part, was “see you in court, Mr. President.”

“In a late-night letter sent to me last Tour lawyers at the Department of Justice threatened to sue the State of Texas over the floating marine barriers we have deployed in the Rio Grande River in Eagle Pass. Texas will see you in court, Mr. President,” Abbott previously wrote to Biden.

According to the Center for Immigration Studies, as of April of 2023, the Biden administration had released more that 2 million people into the interior United States indefinitely to await their asylum hearings. The study also pointed to approximately 1.3 million “got-aways.”

Those numbers have continued to rise over the summer with continued increases month over month, leading Governor Abbott to conclude that the federal government will not enforce the laws to protect our nation’s sovereignty at the southern border.
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