#BREAKING Texas @GovAbbott announces deployment of water barrier made of buoys in the Rio Grande. @TxDPS Dir. McCraw says it’s “another tool” that is being used to secure the border under #OperationLonestar.
1,000 feet of the floating barrier will be deployed in Eagle Pass to… pic.twitter.com/K2SA9deInQ
— Ali Bradley (@AliBradleyTV) June 8, 2023
This is brilliant and will totally work.
As everyone knows, Mexicans are scared to death of floating bulbs.
Texas will install a floating barrier along the Rio Grande to deter migrants from crossing the river into the US illegally, Gov. Greg Abbott announced Thursday.
The first 1,000-foot section will be set up on July 7 near Eagle Pass, a city officials say is a key entry way for illegal border crossings, the third-term Republican said.
The contraption — made up of interconnected 4-foot-wide sphere buoys that spin when grabbed — can be moved and extended to cover “hot spots” where asylum seekers are sneaking into the US, according to Abbott.
The marine partition is just one part of Abbott’s latest efforts to prevent more migrants from coming into the country through the Lone Star State.
The governor signed a package of six new border security bills Thursday to “protect Texans from the record level of illegal immigration, weapons, and deadly drugs pouring into Texas from Mexico caused by President Biden’s refusal to secure the border,” his office said in a news release.
Last month, the Texas state legislature allocated $5.1 billion for border security.
The first 1,000-foot stretch of the floating barrier, created by the company Cochrane USA, will cost the state $1 million, according to Texas Department of Public Safety director Steve McCraw.
McCraw said he believes the barrier would stop migrants from even coming into the water when asked whether it would present a hazard to those trying to cross the river, the New York Times reported.
He should have said “yes, we hope they drown.”
This might be the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever seen.