Texas Governor Greg Abbott celebrated decision by Texas Grand Jury to indict 141 migrants

Texas-Governor-Greg-Abbott Texas Governor Greg Abbott pictured at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, on March 26, 2024. Abbott welcomed a Texas grand jury's decision to indict 141 migrants on misdemeanor rioting charges. SUZANNE CORDEIRO/AFP/GETTY

Mathew 24:12 And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold.

Important Takeaways:

  • Texas Governor Greg Abbott has celebrated the decision by a Texas grand jury to indict 141 migrants on misdemeanor rioting charges, a day after a county judge ruled there was insufficient probable cause to press charges.
  • On March 21, a group of migrants broke through some of the border defenses near El Paso in Texas following which they were arrested. Footage showed the migrants tearing down a fence and forcing their way past a group of uniformed men—who appeared to be National Guard soldiers—before reaching a more robust barrier.
  • According to El Paso District Attorney Bill Hicks, around 221 people were arrested over the incident during which several Texas National Guard soldiers were injured.
  • On Sunday, Magistrate Judge Humberto Acosta ruled that “all the rioting participation cases will be released on their own recognizance,” according to The El Paso Times.
  • However, the decision was overturned on Monday by a grand jury.

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