Lost in a Pressing Crisis: Perpetual Immigration Issues

BROWNSVILLE — After reports in March of three undocumented Honduran migrants being assaulted by a Border Patrol agent, who was later found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot, immigration activists decided to form a group to determine whether migrants were being routinely abused.

At the same time, the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas has been contributing to a yearslong effort to document possible abuses of border residents by federal agents. The group was also planning to join a multistate campaign to help border residents understand their legal rights if they were stopped by law enforcement officials while crossing back from Mexico.

But organizers ...

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