Nowadays, Greg Abbott is in the news headlines because of his operation Lone Star. Greg Abbott is the governor of Texas and he ordered his officers to hinder migrants from crossing the Rio Grande and entering the United States. Therefore, Greg Abbott’s officers working at border security were ordered to push children and babies back into the Rio Grande. However, the Texas governor was doing his duty but still, he is facing backlash from people. A stir has occurred as local business owners are claiming that the barriers are harming their business. You should stick with this page and go through it till the end to explore the incident that is causing a stir. Kindly swipe down the page and take a look below for more details.
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Houston Chronicle posted that the officers who were working for Greg Abbott’s border security were ordered to push back the small children and babies into the Rio Grande. Reportedly, this incident came to know after Texas Governor announced the installing razor wire and buoys near Eagle Pass to deter migrants from making the perilous journey and reduce drowning-related deaths in the river as part of Abbott’s Operation Lone Star. Shift to the next section and read more details.
But the latest actions of Texas Governor Greg Abbott sparked a controversy facing backlash from various quarters and demanding legal actions. Alicia Barcena who is the incoming secretary of foreign affairs of Mexico asserted that the buoys violate water treaties between the two countries. A treaty between Mexico and the United States happened in 1944. Since then the water treaty has been the center of dispute. Mexico sent a letter to the US authorities last month to express its objection to Texas’s flotation devices. Therefore, Greg Abbott’s operation caused a stir. Swipe down the page and read more details.
The officials of El Paso Congresswoman Veronica Escobar of Democratic delegates from Texas expressed safety and environmental concerns about the buoys. According to them, Greg Abbott’s operation in the Rio Grande is a dangerous political stunt. In addition, they claim that such actions undermine federal immigration and security responsibilities. Meanwhile, a local business owner named Jessi Fuentes took legal action against Texas Governor over the floating barriers. Jessi owns Epi’s Canoe & Kayak Team and filed a case claiming that the buoys are halting his business by preventing him from giving tours on the Rio Grande. Stay tuned.