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Justice Department is investigating Texas’ Operation Lone Star for alleged civil rights violations

Emails obtained by The Texas Tribune and ProPublica confirm that federal authorities are probing discrimination claims involving Gov. Greg Abbott’s multibillion-dollar border initiative.

By Perla Trevizo, The Texas Tribune and ProPublica
Texas DPS special agents apprehend a group of five undocumented migrants from Honduras that were caught in private property as part of Operation Lone Star in Kinney County near Brackettville, Texas on Nov. 8, 2021. The owner of the property did not sign an affidavit for arrests of undocumented migrants to be taking place at their property so the group of Hondurans will be processed by Border Patrol instead.
Verónica G. Cárdenas for ProPublica/The Texas Tribune

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