. In Case You’ve Missed It Texas tragedy highlights migrants’ perilous journey to cross US border « JO LEE MAGAZINE

THE GUARDIAN – Laura Peña, the legal director of the Texas Civil Rights Project’s Beyond Borders program, represents asylum seekers at the border. Responding to the tragedy in San Antonio, she said both the Texas governor, Greg Abbott, and President Biden have “utterly failed people who are trying to seek safety by crossing the border”. “The closure of borders are forcing people to take more dangerous routes. That’s just the facts. It’s resulted in thousands of deaths across the border … And it’s a direct result of these efforts to harden the border and criminalize people instead of investing in processing.”

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