July 19, 2023
A Statement from Brenda Victoria Castillo, President & CEO of the
National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC)
“These chilling reports of calculated inhumanity against children and asylum seekers on the Texas border are not only deeply disturbing, but monstrous.
Such actions, if true, are a blatant betrayal of our nation's values, approaching the territory of state-sanctioned torture.
We demand an immediate and thorough investigation into the situation in Texas, ensuring that such evil is fully revealed to the public, swiftly eradicated, and never allowed to happen again.”
Yours in the Movement,
Brenda Victoria Castillo
President & CEO
National Hispanic Media Coalition
State investigating claim that DPS troopers were told to push migrants back into the Rio Grande and deny them water
By Uriel J. García July 18, 2023
From TexasTribune.org: “The Office of the Inspector General is investigating the claims, which include pushing small children and women with nursing babies back into the river and turning away a 4-year-old girl who later passed out on the riverbank from the heat.
A state trooper’s claims that superiors ordered officers at the border in Eagle Pass to push migrants back into the Rio Grande and deny them water has sparked a state investigation, the Texas Department of Public Safety said Tuesday.
The trooper also reported that razor wire deployed by troopers has injured people — including a woman who had a miscarriage while entangled in the wire.”
Read more on TexasTribune.org
Members of the Texas Congressional Delegation held a press conference yesterday on Governor Abbott's Border Operations. To view the press conference in its entirety, click on image below.