Biden administration sues Texas governor over Rio Grande buoy barrier that’s meant to stop migrants

Migrants trying to enter the U.S. from Mexico on July 11 approach the site where workers are assembling large buoys to be used as a border barrier along the banks of the Rio Grande near Eagle Pass, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

AUSTIN, Texas — The Justice Department on Monday sued Texas Gov. Greg Abbott over a newly installed floating barrier on the Rio Grande that is the Republican’s latest aggressive tactic to try to stop migrants from crossing into the U.S. from Mexico.