Appeals court says Texas floating border barrier can remain for now
Driving the news: Attorneys for Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) and the state argued in a filing Thursday opposing a federal judge's preliminary injunction a day earlier to move the barrier to the riverbank that the "buoys have nearly eliminated illegal crossings of people and drugs where they've been placed."
- They added that Texas's "sovereignty and self-defense interests are irreparably harmed" even if the state prevails on appeal against the U.S. government.
The big picture: The Biden administration is suing Texas over its floating barrier, which Axios' Stef Kight notes has upset Mexican officials and has immigration advocates worried for the safety of migrants.
Editor's note: This article has been updated with new details throughout.