Body Discovered In Rio Grande Near Park At Center Of Tense Standoff Between Texas Authorities And Border Patrol

Aiexpress –  A spokesperson from the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) stated that a tactical marine unit discovered the body of an unidentified man near Shelby Park in Eagle Pass. This report was shared on KSAT.

The victim, whose identity has not been disclosed, was discovered in a shallow area close to the U.S. side of the Rio Grande.

Earlier this month, Governor Greg Abbott assumed control of the park from border authorities who had been utilizing the site as an intake center for migrants crossing the border from Mexico. He announced that individuals entering through the border crossing would be considered criminally trespassing and could be arrested.

Tension has arisen between the Abbott and Biden administrations due to the recent move made by Texas. The Biden administration has issued a cease-and-desist order, demanding that the state stop preventing border patrol agents from accessing Shelby Park, an area that spans almost two-and-a-half miles of the US-Mexico border.

According to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, the state is confident in its legal and factual position, and will continue to exercise its constitutional authority to protect its territory. In a letter addressed to Department of Homeland Security General Counsel Jonathan Meyer, Paxton reaffirmed his commitment to defending Texas’ lawful efforts in court.

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) should focus its efforts on enforcing the immigration laws that Congress has already established, rather than wasting valuable time and resources by taking legal action against Texas.

State workers defiantly installed additional razor wire and fencing around the perimeter of the park in response to the recent standoff between Texas and Washington.

Ten migrants were taken into custody on Wednesday for criminal trespassing in Shelby Park. These arrests are significant as they represent the first instances of such arrests since Texas DPS assumed control of the area.

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