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Tue Jul 18, 2023, 10:22 AM Jul 2023

Exclusive: Texas troopers told to push children into Rio Grande, deny water to migrants, records say

Benjamin Wermund
July 17, 2023
Updated: July 17, 2023 9:41 p.m.

WASHINGTON — Officers working for Gov. Greg Abbott’s border security initiative have been ordered to push small children and nursing babies back into the Rio Grande, and have been told not to give water to asylum seekers even in extreme heat, according to an email from a Department of Public Safety trooper who described the actions as “inhumane.”

The July 3 account, reviewed by Hearst Newspapers, discloses several previously unreported incidents the trooper witnessed in Eagle Pass, where the state of Texas has strung miles of razor wire and deployed a wall of buoys in the Rio Grande.

According to the email, a pregnant woman having a miscarriage was found late last month caught in the wire, doubled over in pain. A four-year-old girl passed out from heat exhaustion after she tried to go through it and was pushed back by Texas National Guard soldiers. A teenager broke his leg trying to navigate the water around the wire and had to be carried by his father.


Federal Border Patrol officials have issued internal warnings that the razor wire is preventing their agents from reaching at-risk migrants and increasing the risk of drownings in the Rio Grande, Hearst Newspapers reported last week.


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Exclusive: Texas troopers told to push children into Rio Grande, deny water to migrants, records say (Original Post) BeckyDem Jul 2023 OP
Clear violations of federal law and international treaties & laws. Abbot sanctions murder! Ford_Prefect Jul 2023 #1
That's how I read it. BeckyDem Jul 2023 #2
Not only sanctioned but ordered. DOJ must respond immediately. Ford_Prefect Jul 2023 #3
For this thread LetMyPeopleVote Jul 2023 #4
It is horrid and deliberate. BeckyDem Jul 2023 #5
Hillary Clinton @HillaryClinton : Ordered to push children into the river. My God. BeckyDem Jul 2023 #6
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