Mexican President Andres Manuel López Obrador has condemned Texas’ anti-immigration buoy barriers in the Rio Grande as “inhumane.”
In a press briefing held on Thursday, López Obrador lamented the current anti-immigration barriers following the discovery of two bodies in the Rio Grande. The President said, “No one should be treated like this,” and added, “That kind of treatment does not come from a good person; only by being good can we be happy.”
Directly addressing Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, López Obrador criticized the decision to maintain the barriers despite threats of a lawsuit from the Department of Justice (DOJ). He said, “Abbott shouldn’t act like that; it’s inhumane.”
His comments come a month after the Mexican government formally complained to the US about using these barriers.
The Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit to stop Texas from keeping the barriers. Despite the calls for removing the barriers and the lawsuit, Governor Abbott has remained firm in his decision to keep the controversial measures in place.