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Texas National Guard guidance discouraging soldiers from saving drowning migrants draws scrutiny

Critics have said that a lack of guidance and equipment to perform life-saving rescues leaves soldiers dangerously unprepared to deal with a common scenario on the border while dehumanizing the migrants attempting to cross the river.

By James Barragán, The Texas Tribune, and Davis Winkie, Military Times
A Customs and Border Protection agent collects biographical information from a group of Venezuelan migrants before taking them into custody near the southern border town of Eagle Pass on April 25, 2022.

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