For Greg Abbott, All The Border's A Stage

Gus Bova

The Texas Observer

Jul 27, 2021

Domingo Garcia, national president of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), says his organization is monitoring for cases of “racial profiling” and planning for a lawsuit against the governor.

“The borderlands are wrapped up in so much excessive militarization already,” says Donatti, the ACLU lawyer, who’s also looking at lawsuit options. The governor may be trying to score political points, he says, but the consequences are likely to be concrete. “This is real people, who will suffer real incarceration for who knows how long.”

But Abbott has made it clear: At the border, he’s the leading man. His primary voters are the audience. All the rest are bit players.