Appeals court says Texas floating border barrier can remain for now

Posted on AllSides September 8th, 2023
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An appeals court temporarily allowed Texas' floating border barrier blocking migrants crossing from Mexico into the U.S. to remain in place in the Rio Grande on Thursday, per multiple reports.

Driving the news: Attorneys for Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) and the state argued in a filing Thursday opposing a federal judge's preliminary injunction a day earlier to move the barrier to the riverbank that the "buoys have nearly eliminated illegal crossings of people and drugs where they've been placed."

They added that Texas's "sovereignty and self-defense interests are irreparably harmed" even if the state prevails on appeal...

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