VIDEO: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott OKs river blockade of illegal immigrants

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Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) has approved a plan to disrupt Rio Grande crossings from Mexico to his state by illegal immigrants.

His plan is to use a 1,000-foot “marine floating barrier” to visibly block key sections of the river most immigrants have to cross to enter the United States illegally.

The Center for Immigration Studies said the system is made up of large floating balls that spin to keep people from getting on. And while good swimmers can dive under them, “the whole design is to block the thousands, not the one” who can swim under, a state official told CIS.

Reporter Michael Adkison tweeted Thursday, “#NEW: Gov. @GregAbbott_TX says the state is ‘pretty much immediately’ beginning to deploy these sort of aquatic barriers, seemingly along the Rio Grande border with Mexico. It would inhibit border crossings by the river. #txlege”

“DPS Head Steve McCraw says the state is about to deploy the first 1,000 feet of the barrier near Eagle Pass.”

Correspondent Ali Bradley wrote, “#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 start.”

Abbott wrote, “Proud to sign a sweeping package of border security bills into law this afternoon. Texas will continue to hold the line against Biden’s border crisis. I also announced the deployment of new marine floating barriers to deter illegal crossings at hotspots along the Rio Grande.”

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