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Homeland Security Denounces Texas Over Denial of Border Rescue Efforts

Texas has come under scrutiny after it denied federal agents access to a section of the southern border where they were attempting to rescue migrants who tragically drowned in the Rio Grande

Cruel, Dangerous, And Inhumane

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has strongly criticized Texas’s actions, labeling them as “cruel, dangerous, and inhumane.”

Federal Agents Barred from Assisting

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In a statement issued on Saturday, the Department of Homeland Security revealed that its agents were physically prevented from entering an area known as Shelby Park in Eagle Pass, which Texas had taken control of. Their mission was to provide aid to distressed migrants in the Rio Grande.

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Drowning Tragedy

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Regrettably, three of the migrants, including a woman and two children, drowned in the Rio Grande. Mexican authorities recovered their bodies on Friday.

Search Efforts by Texas Military Department

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The Texas Military Department reported that it conducted a river search after receiving a distress call from the U.S. Border Patrol, but no migrants were found.

Homeland Security’s Strong Condemnation

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Homeland Security did not mince words in its response to Texas’s actions. It condemned Governor Abbott’s anti-immigration policies and described them as “cruel, dangerous, and inhumane.” The agency accused Texas of blatantly disregarding federal authority.

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Rep. Cuellar Expresses Grief

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Representative Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) characterized the incident as a “tragedy” and held the state responsible for the drownings in his official statement.

Ongoing Federal-State Dispute

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This incident is part of a broader conflict between the federal government and Governor Abbott’s administration regarding Texas’s aggressive anti-immigration policies.

U.S. DOJ Requests SCOTUS To Intervene

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On Friday, the U.S. Department of Justice requested the U.S. Supreme Court to order Texas to cease obstructing border agents’ access to the park.

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Texas Denies Claims

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Texas has contested these claims, asserting that it bolstered resources along the border after a reduction in Border Patrol presence earlier in the summer.

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