Texas leaders are calling on communities and residents to flee areas of the state as Hurricane Harvey approaches—“expected to be the worst to hit the state in nearly two decades” bringing “catastrophic” flooding—but it’s a Donald Trump-emboldened Customs and Border Protection that is only adding to the immediate threat to the lives of Texas families:
The United States Border Patrol said it is not planning to close its roadside immigration checkpoints north of the Rio Grande Valley unless there is a danger to travelers or its agents.
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“Border Patrol checkpoints will not be closed unless there is a danger to the safety of the traveling public and our agents. Border Patrol resources, including personnel and transportation, will be deployed on an as needed
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