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Texas prosecutor drops charges after migrants claim they were marched to private property, then arrested for trespassing

The Texas Department of Public Safety and U.S. Border Patrol insist the 11 men, arrested under Gov. Greg Abbott’s border initiative, weren’t set up for trespassing charges. But a county attorney decided the case was too muddled to prosecute.

A Border Patrol van and a Texas Department of Public Safety vehicle parked near a train depot in Spoffard on Aug. 25, 2021.

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