From Texas Public Radio:
On a recently early morning in Eagle Pass, Jesse Fuentes led a fact-finding kayak group to see Gov. Greg Abbott’s floating border wall in Eagle Pass. It the centerpiece of Operation Lone Star, his controversial program to deter illegal immigration.
“We’re gonna take our time. It should be a slow paddle, maybe about an hour,” Fuentes told the group of civil rights advocates, aid workers, journalists, and politicians on the kayak tour.
Visitors could see that the Texas side of the river is a wall of steel cargo containers and miles of coiled razor wire. There is also razor wire under the water’s surface, which poses a hazard to anyone who might stumble upon it.
The tour soon came across people stranded in the water — they were migrants looking for an opening in the razor wire so they could enter Texas.