Texas Governor Greg Abbott has revealed plans to deploy a floating marine barrier along the Rio Grande in order to deter illegal crossings at the US-Mexico border. This announcement comes amidst growing concerns surrounding illegal immigration into the country. The barrier will be designed to withstand strong currents and will be monitored by the Texas Department of Public Safety. Abbott maintained that this is just one of several measures that Texas plans to implement to increase border security. Critics, however, have pointed out the significant cost of such a barrier and its effectiveness in reducing illegal immigration.
Today: December 9, 2023