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Texas governor calls for probe into NGO role in migrant crossings

Los Angeles (USA), 14 December. Texas Governor Greg Abbott this Wednesday requested an investigation into the alleged role that non-governmental organizations (NGOs) play in helping undocumented immigrants cross the state’s southern border, without giving any specific context.

In a letter to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, the Republican governor called for an investigation into “the role of nongovernmental organizations in planning and facilitating the illegal transportation of illegal immigrants across our borders.”

Abbott justified his request in “recent reports” that maintained that “NGOs may have facilitated illegal border crossings near El Paso (Texas).”

In a 24-hour period earlier this week, more than 2,600 immigrants crossed the border that divides the city of El Paso with Ciudad Juárez (Mexico) to turn themselves in to border patrol officers and request political asylum. To be. Data provided by Governor Abbott.

The mass crossing once again focused attention on the situation at the border and record numbers of migrants coming into the US.

The Republican warned, “NGOs may be involved in illegal border crossings through activities on both sides of the border, even in areas other than El Paso.”

He added that he is “ready to work out any legislative solution to resolve the ongoing border crisis and the role of NGOs in encouraging it.”

The request comes amid pressure from President Joe Biden’s government not to allow the end of Title 42 on December 21, following a court ruling that called for the rule to be struck down.

Title 42 was imposed under the administration of Donald Trump (2017-2021) under the pretext of the pandemic and has allowed the accelerated removal of more than 2.7 million immigrants for health reasons.

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