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Mon May 17, 2021, 11:20 PM

Trump officials used secret terrorism unit to question lawyers at border, report claims [View all]

Source: Independent

Redacted documents show link between operations in San Diego and El Paso

Oliver O'Connell
New York
5 hours ago

Newly released records appear to show a broad push by the Trump administration to use the federal government’s expansive powers at the southern border to stop and question lawyers, activists and journalists.

ProPublica reports that two lawyers were interrogated by members of US Customs and Border Patrol’s secretive Tactical Terrorism Response Team because they were suspected of “providing assistance” to the migrant caravan as it made its way through Mexico — at the time a focus of both the administration and right-wing media.

Officials speculated that immigration lawyers were seeking to profit by moving migrants through Mexico, and that “Antifa” may have been involved.

Public interest law firm and advocacy group, the Santa Fe Dreamers Project, provided ProPublica with the records having received them through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit.

Read more: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/trump-border-migrant-caravan-lawyers-b1849103.html

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