'Not afraid to shoot': Migration raises tension in Texas border town
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Reuters

By Mimi Dwyer DEL RIO, Texas (Reuters) – Sheriff Joe Frank Martinez is worried. More migrants are crossing the U.S.-Mexico border near Del Rio, Texas than Martinez recalls in his 13 years as Val Verde County Sheriff. They wade across the Rio Grande river and into residents’ yards. But it is members of his own community that have Martinez most concerned. Last month, he said, a resident fired his gun to scare a group of migrants walking on the outskirts of town; nearby schools were locked down in response. He said unfounded accusations have spread on social media blaming migrants for crimes like…

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