Mexico Complains After Texas Protects American Border

According to a report, Foreign Relations Secretary Alicia Barcena has said that Mexico has informed the United States government that Texas’ placement of floating obstacles on the Rio Grande could infringe on treaties on borders and water.

Bárcena was upset that barbed wire had been placed on a river island near Eagle Pass, Texas.

As reported, Bárcena has said Mexico would dispatch a group of inspectors to the Rio Grande to determine whether or not the barrier erected to prevent illegal migration reaches into Mexican territory.

At the beginning of July, Texas started deploying the new floating obstacles, but migrant groups have raised worries about the danger of drowning from the buoys. The effect on the river was questioned by environmentalists.

Inflatable barriers seem to be a series of linked spheres that revolve when climbed.

According to a media outlet, Texas has placed a 1,000-foot floating barricade across the river dividing the US and Mexico in an effort to prevent illegal immigrants from entering the state between recognized ports of entry.

Large orange buoys have been placed in the center of the Rio Grande, the international border, by workers at Eagle Pass, Texas, a popular crossing point for illegal immigrants.

According to Lt. Chris Olivarez, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety, the buoys go a foot beneath the water, meaning that anybody trying to swim around them would have to go at least that deep.

Olivarez stated that although some holes still exist, those seeking to enter the United States have not tried to walk over or under them so far.

The Rio Grande flows the entire length of Texas, from El Paso in the west to the Gulf of Mexico in the east, a distance of 1,885 miles. Therefore, migrants entering the United States via Texas have no choice but to cross the river.

The outlet noted that there are shallow areas across the state, but others, such as Eagle Pass, include dangerous river currents that have claimed the lives of many unwary travelers.