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(Western Journal) – On Friday, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals placed a hold on a federal judge’s order from earlier in the week requiring Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to remove a floating border barrier his administration deployed on the Rio Grande.
The appeals court issued an administrative stay to the order as the case makes its way through the court system.
In July, Texas began installing a 1,000-yard barrier of floating buoys on the Rio Grande marking the boundary between the United States and Mexico in order to deter migrants from entering the state illegally.
The Biden administration filed a lawsuit against Abbott that same month, arguing that the governor had failed to obtain the federal government’s permission to place the buoys.
On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge David Ezra directed Texas to remove the barriers from the river by…