At the White House press conference, spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre was asked about the river barrier debate in Texas. Jean-Pierre stated that Governor Abbott’s buoy barrier on the river against irregular migrants is “illegal” and “inhumane”, adding, “This actually undermines the immigration policies implemented by the Biden administration.” he said.
Jean-Pierre said that there has been a significant decrease in border crossings after the removal of the 42nd article, which was introduced under the former President Donald Trump and facilitated the rapid deportation of irregular immigrants, “President Biden’s plan is working, while the governor is doing dangerous and illegal work.” said.
The spokesperson said that Abbott’s decades of trying to move forward with a corrupt immigration system will not solve the problem, arguing that the governor’s practice prevents access to the river and border patrols.
“Mr. President, Texas will see you in court”
Texas Governor Abbott, in a letter he sent to the Ministry of Justice yesterday, stated that he would not remove the floating barriers in question and stated that he was ready to settle accounts in court with the Biden administration, which he criticized for not taking adequate precautions in illegal border crossings.
Abbott argued that the state has the power to protect its own borders, saying, “Mr. President, Texas will see you in court.” used the phrase.
Last week, the Justice Department requested the Texas government to remove the buoy barrier on the river, citing its environmental impact, public health hazard, and inhumanity to the river flow.
Emphasizing that the federal government has the authority to determine the immigration policy, the ministry pointed out that the 305-meter-long giant buoy barrier that was built between Eagle Pass and Piedras Negras on the border was illegal, and threatened to take the Texas administration to court.
The Mexican government also complained that the barrier violated international border agreements.
Eagle Pass is at the top of the Texas border crossing points where irregular immigrants enter most illegally.
It is recorded that 270 thousand irregular migrants have entered this region so far this year.
Controversial bill in Israel came to the fore
At the press conference at the White House, he was also asked yesterday that the Israeli Assembly approve the controversial bill that would lift the Supreme Court’s control over the government.
Recalling that President Joe Biden is a lifelong friend of Israel and that for major changes in democracies to be permanent, the broadest possible consensus is needed on all platforms, the spokesperson reiterated that it was unfortunate that the vote in the Knesset took place with the least possible majority.
The draft law that would remove the Supreme Court’s control over the government within the scope of the judicial regulation, which caused great controversy in Israel, was accepted in the Parliament yesterday.