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Advocacy groups express concerns over Abbott’s plan to secure border

1 month 2 weeks 5 days ago Tuesday, June 15 2021 Jun 15, 2021 June 15, 2021 6:13 PM June 15, 2021 in News - Local

Gov. Greg Abbott's recently announced plans to arrest all migrants illegally crossing the border using local law enforcement have faced resistance from local advocacy groups.

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On Tuesday, a crowd of community members and advocates filled the Hidalgo County Commissioners Court, urging Judge Richard Cortez to resist Abbott's efforts.

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Members of La Union del Pueblo Entero (LUPE) say they're afraid the governor's actions will lead to more family separation.

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