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Appeals Court Rules Against Texas And Its Rio Grande Buoys

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A federal appeals court ruled that Texas must remove its buoy barrier on the border with Mexico in the Rio Grande due to threats to navigation and human life.

The court cited potential disruptions to federal government operations and criticized Governor Greg Abbott for not seeking permission before installing the barrier.

The decision came after Texas started Operation Lone Star to address illegal border apprehensions, which included placing the river buoys. (Trending: Another Major Company Goes Woke And Goes Broke)

Judge David Alan Ezra criticized Republican Gov. Greg Abbott.

“Gov. Abbott announced that he was not ‘asking for permission’ for Operation Lone Star, the anti-immigration program under which Texas constructed the floating barrier,” Ezra wrote.

“Unfortunately for Texas, permission is exactly what federal law requires before installing obstructions in the nation’s navigable waters,” he added.

The buoys drew criticism from Mexico for violating sovereignty and impacting migrant rights and safety.

Mexico’s foreign affairs office criticized Texas for the buoys, calling them as a “violation” of the country’s “sovereignty.”

“We express our concern about the impact on the human rights and personal safety of migrants that these state policies will have, which run counter to the close collaboration between our country and the federal government of the United States,” the Mexican office said.

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