Democratic representatives are calling for Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Alejandro MayorkasAlejandro MayorkasHillicon Valley – Blinken Introduces New Cyber Office in State Biden Expands List of ‘Sensitive’ Places Where ICE Officers Cannot Make Arrests Lawmakers Divided on Next Steps to Protect Transportation Sectors Against Hackers MORE and the United States Attorney General Merrick garlandMerrick Garland Families in Charleston Church Massacre Reach M Settlement with Justice Department The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Facebook – Democrats have a lot of roadblocks ahead Cotton tells Garland: ‘Thank God you’re not in the Supreme Court ‘MORE to investigate Texas border policies.
The letter, directed by Rep. Joaquin castroJoaquín Castro Democrats call on the state to lift the ban on embassies discussing same-sex marriage The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Alibaba – House Democrats plagued by Biden’s agenda problems The delay of the Harris’s trip to Vietnam raises fears of Havana syndrome MORE (D-Texas), calls for a federal investigation into the Operation Lone Star program initiated by the Governor of Texas. Greg abbottGreg AbbottTrump Campaign Sells ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ T-Shirts NAACP Asks Professional Athletes to Avoid Signing with Teams at Texas Texas House to Initiate Research on School Library Books MORE (R) to handle illegal immigration.
“We request that the Department of Justice (DOJ) review and investigate Governor Abbott’s Operation Lone Star program regarding its probable violation of the Supremacy Clause and its treatment of migrants, especially as it pertains to a person’s constitutional right to due process, ”the letter says. signed by 25 other Democratic representatives, state.
The letter says that Texas has been overwhelmed by the program, with some immigrants in prison for weeks without an attorney due to the backlog of work.
It also states that the Abbott program has illegally separated families at the border, contrary to federal policy.
“In addition, we ask that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) provide clarity on the immigration process for individuals subject to the Operation Lone Star program. We also request that DHS provide migrants who enter their custody after their release from the state custody regular and timely telephone access so they can inform their loved ones and attorneys of their location, ”the letter continues.
Texas has used state police, law enforcement from other states, and the state National Guard to implement the program.
Operation Lone Star has led to the apprehension of illegal drugs and the arrest of tens of thousands, the Texas, said the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas Military Department, NBC News reported.
“Texans deserve the rule of law at the Texas border, and that is exactly what Governor Abbott is doing,” an Abbott spokesperson said in an emailed statement to NBC. “Governor Abbott is addressing this crisis head-on to protect Texans and Americans alike, initiating a comprehensive border security plan and launching Operation Lone Star to combat human and drug smuggling.”
“Until President BidenJoe Biden Former lawmakers sign brief to counter Trump’s claims of executive privilege in January 6 probe Biden appoints Sara Minkara as special adviser to the US on international rights of persons with disabilities Fox poll shows that Youngkin leads McAuliffe by 8 points among likely voters MORE and his Administration are doing their job to enforce our nation’s laws and protect Americans, the State of Texas will continue to intensify its efforts to secure our border and protect our communities, ”the spokesperson added.