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Texas’ border operation meant to deter cartels & smugglers often imprisons lone men for trespassing

Arrests of people accused of violence and drug trafficking have been the public focus of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's border crackdown - but trespassing cases represent the largest share of the operation’s arrests, with those arrested thrown into state prisons for weeks or months.... Read more»0

Texas drops trespassing charges after migrants claim they were marched to private property

Charges have been dropped against 11 migrants arrested under Gov. Greg Abbott’s border security initiative after the men told attorneys they were marched for about 20 minutes to a fenced ranch by law enforcement, then arrested for trespassing.... Read more»0

Texas arresting migrants for trespassing, other state charges; detaining in empty prison

Border-crossing immigrants are being arrested by Texas troopers on state charges like trespassing, and they’re starting to trickle into a prison emptied to house them.... Read more»0

Bordering on insecurity

Texas wages a war on drugs at the border. That might be the wrong place.

An estimated 1.6 million adult Texans have substance use disorders, many addicted to drugs that arrive illegally from Mexico. ... Read more»0

Immigration crackdown adds challenge for Phoenix schools

Leslie Barnhizer teaches the only kindergarten class for English-speaking students at Balsz Elementary School in southeast Phoenix; the other three are English Language Learning classes.... Read more»0