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Operation Lone Star

Texas’ border operation is meant to stop cartels and smugglers. More often, it arrests migrants for misdemeanor trespassing.

The largest share of Operation Lone Star arrests were of people accused only of trespassing on private property. Many spend months in prison, but the strategy does not appear to have slowed immigration.

Department of Public Safety Special Operations agents arrive at an area where they continue the process of arresting the und…

Prison for asylum-seekers

Walkthrough of the migrant processing facility located adjacent to the Val Verde County Sheriff’s Office in Del Rio, TX.
Gastón, a human rights attorney from Venezuela who came to Del Rio seeking asylum, around his home outside of Denver. Feb. 1…

“I want to get out”

Department of Public Safety Special Operations agents escort a group of migrants through private property as part of Operati…
The Dolph Briscoe Unit in Dilley on July 1, 2021.

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