The Biden Administration is taking the gloves off.
Biden’s Justice Department is threatening to sue the state of Texas over a new effort to deter illegal immigration.
The Department of Justice is threatening to sue Texas over “humanitarian concerns” if it does not remove barriers floating on the Rio Grande River.
“The floating barrier poses a risk to navigation, as well as public safety, in the Rio Grande River, and it presents humanitarian concerns,” the DOJ said, claiming that it was “unlawful” for Texas to install the barriers.
Governor Greg Abbott tweeted that Texas would not be removing the barriers, saying that they “would see the DOJ in court.”
“Texas has the sovereign authority to defend our border, under the U.S. Constitution and the Texas Constitution,” Abbott tweeted. “We have sent the Biden Administration numerous letters detailing our authority, including the one I hand-delivered to President Biden earlier this year.”
“The tragic humanitarian crisis on the border was created because of Biden’s refusal to secure the border. His open border policies encourage migrants to risk their lives crossing illegally through the Rio Grande, instead of safely and legally over a bridge,” he added. “Texas is stepping up to address this crisis. We will continue to deploy every strategy to protect Texans and Americans — and the migrants risking their lives.”
The 4-foot-wide orange spherical buoys spin if someone tries to grab onto them, according to the New York Post. The barrier can be moved or extended if need be.
The latest deterrence method is part of the state’s “Operation Lone Star” program which aims to combat the border crisis caused by President Biden’s catastrophic border policies.
Last week, Texas Senator John Cornyn (R) defended the use of the buoys at a news conference, saying Biden had failed to secure the border.
“Well, we wouldn’t be having this conversation if President Biden and the Department of Homeland Security were doing its job,” he said. “