July 28, 2022

Amid Reports of Deaths and Racial Profiling Under Operation Lone Star, Congressman Castro Calls on DOJ to Protect Civil Rights in Texas

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released the following statement after a federal complaint filed by the ACLU of Texas and the Texas Civil Rights Project identified at least 30 deaths and widespread racial profiling in connection with Operation Lone Star:

“Greg Abbott’s Operation Lone Star is harassing Hispanic communities and creating an intolerable police state in border towns. The incidents described in today’s complaint are horrifying, but they are not surprising to those who have been monitoring the trail of abuses linked to Operation Lone Star. I have long asked the Department of Justice to intervene in Operation Lone Star, and I hope this complaint will push the Department to take legal action to protect civil rights in Texas.”