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A surprising number of U.S.-Mexico border busts touted by Texas as ‘high threat’ are anything but

Paul Weber, reporter, Austin, Texas, for using open records requests and data analysis to show that dubious “high threat” arrests are being used to help justify spending $1 billion to secure the Texas-Mexico border, even though some involve small crimes, first-time offenders or offenses that occurred far from the border.

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