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Federal Appeals Court Rules Against Texas Governor Abbott, Orders Removal of Floating Barrier from Rio Grande

This week, a federal appeals court ruled 2-1 in favor of a lower court's finding that Texas' floating barrier on the Rio Grande, placed there by Governor Greg Abbott to deter illegal migrant crossings, was illegal. The court's decision requires Texas to stop any work on the barrier and move it to the riverbank, and is the second legal defeat for Texas this week over its border operations.