Immigration

Texas National Guard guidance discouraging soldiers from saving drowning migrants draws scrutiny

Critics have said that a lack of guidance and equipment to perform life-saving rescues leaves soldiers dangerously unprepared to deal with a common scenario on the border while dehumanizing the migrants attempting to cross the river.

Kaylee Greenlee Beal / REUTERS
A Customs and Border Protection agent collected biographical information from Venezuelan migrants last month before taking them into custody near Eagle Pass.

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