January 16, 2024

Exploring Border Policy Frictions: Leon Fresco on State-Federal Dynamics in Emergency Response

Bloomberg Law Podcast

Immigration attorney Leon Fresco was featured on the Bloomberg Law Podcast to discuss a recent border incident in which federal officials were prevented from assisting migrants in distress, leading to casualties. He commented that the situation highlights increasing tensions between Texas officials and federal officials from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, among other agencies, explaining that current law allows the federal government to intervene in emergencies and restrictions could lead to serious complications. He also pointed out that the governor of Texas has been intensifying conflicts at the border, creating a standoff with potentially wide-reaching implications.

Duration: 46:01 (Mr. Fresco's interview begins at 39:00)

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