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Plans for migrant processing center in Falfurrias continue – Riverside, California

Riverside, California 2021-12-07 00:20:39 –

The deal between the Texas Department of Public Safety and Brooks County officials appeared to have collapsed in November, but it is arguable again.

Brooks County, Texas — According to Brooks County lawyer, the Public Security Bureau is considering re-establishing an immigration processing center in Falfurrias, Texas.

The state is trying to send hundreds of state soldiers to the area to find and arrest migrants crossing private ranches. They are charged with trespassing.

The deal between DPS and Brooks County officials appeared to have collapsed in November.

County lawyer David Garcia said a written agreement with DPS was needed, but they said they wouldn’t. He hesitated to participate in the state’s plans because he heard that other counties that had done the same before would never be reimbursed for the cost of the prosecution.

Garcia didn’t want the financially distressed Brooks County to be at risk as well. But now, Garcia said DPS officials were ready to contact him again and proceed with the plan.

“I’m happy to finally get them to hear us,” Garcia said. “And, as I say, they covered a lot of logistics, but unfortunately they didn’t cover prosecution and costs to the county.”

Garcia said the funds were discovered by the state and handed over to the Brooks County District Attorney’s Office for use in this project.

“At this point, our DA Carlos Garcia is actually receiving funding for two years and we can set up a team of prosecutors, investigators, staff and clerks,” Garcia said.

Garcia said he had to hire more clerk to handle thousands of additional cases. He wants the nation to be able to solve the problem quickly.

Garcia also told 3News that the processing center will be opened in nearby Jim Hogg County by January. He said DPS wants to build another processing center and Brooks County is in the process of doing so.

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