Texas StatePosted byDocumented
This summary was featured in Documented’s Early Arrival newsletter. You can subscribe to receive it in your inbox three times per week here. As part of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s plan for tighter border security, a Texas prison began detaining immigrants accused of state crimes after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. On Wednesday, the Texas State Department of Criminals said Val Verde County already sent three people arrested under Abbott’s orders to the Briscoe Unit. According to the Val Verde County sheriff’s office, the Briscoe detainees were arrested for criminal trespassing. The Val Verde County attorney predicted it was arresting 50 immigrants per day. Abbott has sent about 1,000 Texas Department of Public Safety officers to every county on or near the southern border. The Texas Tribune.