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Converted Texas prison gets first immigrant detainees as Gov. Greg Abbott’s border security effort ramps up

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.

by Jolie McCullough, The Texas Tribune, and Lomi Kriel, The Texas Tribune and ProPublica
The Dolph Briscoe Unit in Dilley on July 1, 2021.

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