(TruthAndLiberty.com) – The Texas Department of Public Safety had told The Hill that they were going to be launching an investigation into the state’s troopers’ allegations that officers had been instructed to not provide water to immigrants and to push them back into the Rio Grande River. They added that currently there is neither a directive nor policy that instructs migrants to not be given water or to be pushed into the Rio Grande.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) started the installation and deployment of buoys in the Rio Grande River in July in an attempt to deter migrants from attempting to reach the U.S. border by swimming through the river. The buoys are created to be floating barriers that block people from swimming across the Rio Grande.
In an email on July 3 by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), the trooper-medic had stated that they had found a group of 120 people that were camped out next to the fence line. The trooper then revealed that the shift officer had instructed the troopers to push the immigrants back into the river so that they would return to Mexico.
The email was first reported by the Houston Courrier. The trooper also revealed that on that same day, he had treated a toddler who had razor wire cuts from trying to cross that was pushed back from troopers, another man who had lacerations from the razor wire. A boy, 15, who had broken his leg as he tried to avoid the razor wire, and finally a young woman having a miscarriage who had gotten stuck in the razor wire.
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