A narrative from Eagle Pass, Texas, a border city at the heart of the state government’s “Operation Lone Star.”
A column notes that Texas state authorities’ abuse of migrants happens in a context of larger national border policies that inflict suffering in order to “deter” migrants.
Complaint filed by 20 GOP-governed states’ attorneys-general opposing the Biden administration’s humanitarian parole program. (Original link)
Many migrants bused to New York from the border “step onto the buses with the promise of a new life in a new city and step off instantly homeless.”
Investigates a September 27, 2022 incident in which twin brothers, one the warden of a jail that has housed detained immigrants, shot at a group of migrants in Hudspeth County, Texas, killing one.
A report from Kinney County, Texas, along the border between Del Rio and Eagle Pass, where local leadership enthusiastically backs the Texas state government’s anti-migrant measures.
A look at the data questions the results of the Texas state government’s border crackdown.
A story citing many migrants and aid workers finds medium-term shelter among the most acute needs for the nearly 10,000 migrants whom Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has bused to Washington, DC since March.
The Texas state government’s controversial border security deployment.
Venezuelan migrants without U.S. support connections are living in shelters after boarding buses to Washington, DC funded by Texas’s Republican governor.
A complaint to the Justice Department about racial profiling and dangerous vehicle pursuits carried out by Texas state law enforcement personnel within the framework of the so-called “Operation Lone Star.”
The Texas tragedy highlighted a worsening trend of migrant deaths along the border, which result in large part from “prevention through deterrence” policies and Title 42.
“Patriots for America,” a conservative Christian militia, is intercepting migrant children in mid-Texas while Border Patrol and local authorities look on.
Finds seven examples in which Texas’s state government has been less-than-forthcoming, to say the least, about the results of Gov. Greg Abbott’s (R) state border crackdown.
National Guardsmen assigned to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s (R) “Operation Lone Star” are seeking to exercise a new federal right to form a union.
A look back at 17 years of Texas governors’ border security operations, usually launched in the run-up to elections, none of which appears to have had any lasting impact on security or migration.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s “disaster” declaration at the border has allowed the state to engage in contracts without a formal solicitation process.
A brief report from fieldwork at the Texas-Mexico border finds that Title 42 has been a boon to the cartels that control much of daily life on the Mexican side of the border.
A thorough takedown of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R)’s “Operation Lone Star,” in which state police arrested over 7,200 migrants, often on “trespassing” charges, in seven months.
“Patriots for America,” a heavily armed far-right militia group, has been patrolling the border with the support, or at least the toleration, of authorities in Kinney County, Texas.
CBP plans to build up to 86 miles of new levee wall along the border in south Texas. Community members respond.
An investigation finds that Texas’s state government has been using dubious statistics to inflate results from its costly border deployment.
A new investigation of Texas’s troubled National Guard border deployment finds that some Guardsmen have been ordered to station themselves outside some of the wealthiest private ranches in south Texas, where they have little to do.
An overview of human rights issues, morale problems, and mission questions surrounding the Texas state government’s large National Guard deployment.