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Judge Dale Carruthers looks over the Rio Grande at the edge of her 17,000 acre property. Last year, a hunter stumbled upon the body of a migrant on her property.
Texas 2022 Elections

Along the Texas-Mexico border, GOP enthusiasm mounts as Democrats defect over immigration concerns

Among voters near the Texas-Mexico border, immigration and border security are a leading cause for flipping from Democrat to Republican.

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Maverick County Democrats Chair Juanita Martinez sits in the office of their headquarters in Eagle Pass, Texas.
Maverick County Democrats Chair Juanita Martinez speaks to members and volunteers at a meeting with Rep. Eddie Morales.

A Republican rise

Freddy Arellano and Republican candidate Armando Rosales speak to Eagle Pass local Beatriz Ortiz while dropping off yard signs.

Border Democrats

State Rep. Eddie Morales speaks to members and volunteers at a Maverick County Democrats meeting in Eagle Pass.
U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks to the press at the voting rally event at the Paper Tiger in San Antonio on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022.

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