Texas Ramps Up Prison Industrial Complex

Texas Governor Greg Abbott is ramping up legislation to target migrants. John Iadarola and Viviana Vigil break it down on The Damage Report. 

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Read more here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/immigration/texas-governor-puts-250-million-down-payment-on-a-border-wall/2021/06/16/da4dde0c-ceea-11eb-8cd2-4e95230cfac2_story.html

"Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Wednesday he was putting a $250 million down payment on a state-led project to build "hundreds of miles" of border wall as part of a security plan he said was made necessary by the federal government’s neglect of communities along the state’s international river boundary with Mexico.

Flanked by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) and more than two dozen cheering Texas lawmakers, Abbott (R) signed documents authorizing several actions to address the “tidal wave” of immigration that is overwhelming border law enforcement and stoking acrimony in some communities.

Abbott, who is seeking a third term in 2022 and was recently endorsed by former president Donald Trump, opened his remarks by crediting the previous administration’s policies for slowing migration and tying his state’s perceived woes to the Biden administration’s dismantling of those programs. Trump announced Tuesday that he had accepted Abbott’s invitation to visit the border this month."

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