Some 400 parents were sent back to their native countries without their children. As an official with the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agency put it, “we don’t keep track of individuals once they’ve been deported to foreign countries.”
Emilio Gutiérrez Soto and his son Oscar spent seven months in federal detention. Their release comes a day before a court-ordered deadline for federal officials to turn over emails about why the two were detained.
Paxton was indicted nearly three years ago in a securities fraud case that is unlikely to be resolved before Election Day. His Democratic challenger, Justin Nelson, sees the race as one of "integrity vs. indictment."