Abbott Announces New 'Floating Barriers' to Deter Illegal Immigrants

Posted on AllSides June 9th, 2023
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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Thursday the state is installing “marine floating barriers” to deter illegal immigrants from crossing the Rio Grande River. 

The new barriers will be set up at illegal crossing hotspots, with the first deployed near Eagle Pass, which Texas Department of Public Safety director Steven McCraw called the “the center of gravity for smuggling.” 

The inflatable balls spin when one tries to climb them, “making it more difficult to cross the Rio Grande and reach the Texas side of the southern border,” Abbott’s office said in...

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