Authorities and activists in the vicinity of the Texas-Mexico border are attempting to replace a number of missing water containers.
The 55-gallon barrels of water, strategically placed in the hottest border regions of Texas, are intended to provide life-saving hydration to illegal immigrants caught unprepared in the heat.
But in Jim Hogg County, the South Texas Human Rights Center has reported that roughly a dozen water stations are absent.
Without adequate food, water, and supplies, the Texas wilderness can be fatal in a number of ways.
Decades have passed since an increase in casualties caused by dehydration in the scorching sun prompted the placement of water stations in strategic locations near the frontier.
There are currently no obvious leads regarding the source of the alleged disappearance of the water containers.
Safeguarding Water Stations: Absence of Sabotage Signs in Jim Hogg County
In the past, citizens and authorities have intentionally destroyed water stations to discourage migrants. However, there are no immediate indications of such conduct in Jim Hogg County.
As illegal migrants travel lengthier, more complex routes into the United States to evade efforts to restrict illegal entry, the importance of water stations in saving lives has increased in certain areas.
Foreign Relations Secretary Alicia Bárcena stated that Mexico notified the U.S. government that Texas’ deployment of floating barriers along the Rio Grande may contravene treaties on boundaries and water.
Bárcena has reportedly said that Mexico will send an inspection team to the Rio Grande to see whether or not the barrier built to prevent illegal immigration reaches into Mexico.
Texas began deploying the new floating barriers at the beginning of July, but migrant advocates are concerned about the risk of drowning posed by the buoys.
Environmentalists questioned the river’s impact.
The local sheriff’s department and the Human Rights Center did not respond to requests for comment.
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