Texas Starts Jailing Immigrants on State Charges

After Crossing U.S. Border

By Democracy Now

HAVANA TIMES – The state of Texas has begun jailing immigrants who cross the U.S. border by charging them with state crimes such as trespassing as part of a new anti-immigrant push by Republican Governor Greg Abbott.

On Wednesday, Texas authorities announced three immigrants have been jailed so far in the town of Dilley, but the number of arrests is expected to soar in coming weeks.

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