Last week, a federal appeals court ruled the orange floating barrier can remain in place for now while a Department of Justice lawsuit proceeds. That decision came one day after a judge called the barrier a threat to public safety and sided with the Biden administration.
The barrier, which was ordered by Gov. Greg Abbott, is located in the famous river and national boundary near the Texas border city of Eagle Pass.
Ira Mehlman, of the Federation for American Immigration Reform, calls the newer ruling a “victory” for the state of Texas and for enforcement of our country’s immigration laws.
“Not only doesn't the administration want to control our borders,” Mehlman says, “they don't want anybody else to do it either.”
At the same time the Biden administration says the southern border is secure, U.S. Border Patrol agents are documenting a record number of arrests of illegal immigrants who are setting foot on U.S. soil and then being allowed to remain here.
“This administration,” Mehlman says, “is waging a full-scale effort to dismantle our immigration and border enforcement system.”