Opponents call it a dangerous vigilante move that will get innocent people killed.
Justin Miller covers politics and state government for the Texas Observer. He previously worked for The American Prospect magazine in Washington, D.C., and has also written for The Intercept, The New Republic and In These Times. Originally from the Twin Cities, he received a journalism degree from the University of Minnesota.
Articles by Justin Miller
The governor’s slow-moving wall scheme gets a major boost from a political ally as the state secures five miles of land for fencing.
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Joaquin Castro? Colin Allred? Lina Hidalgo? Clay Jenkins? Anyone?
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