Friday, July 15, 2022

Texas Governor should be held accountable for violence against migrants, advocates say


Concerns are growing that Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s (R) latest directive empowering state officers and the National Guard to return unauthorized migrants to border ports of entry could lead to violence, Julian Resendiz reports for Border Report.

"What he is doing is very dangerous," said Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-Texas). "I am very concerned that communities like mine will see more acts of violence against immigrants, against Latinos, against residents of the border."  Despite Governor Abbott’s political theatrics, the issue isn’t new. "... People shouldn’t be surprised we have more unauthorized migration if we shut down legal immigration paths," Escobar said.

For more on these concerns, see Cindy Ramirez report in El Paso Matters. 


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