another incident involves a border patrol agent or cbp officer who forced a migrant girl to undress and then inappropriately touched her. in a statement, human rights watch warned, "assaults, sexual abuse, and discriminatory treatment by u.s. agents are an open secret within the department of homeland security." in more immigration news, a spokesperson for texas republican governor greg abbott says national guard troops deployed to the southern border have helped texas law enforcement officers detained over 7700 migrants. they're among more than 70,000 asylum-seekers who've been arrested by texas law enforcement since abbott launched the anti-immigrant program, operation lone star, back in march. in related news the attorneys general of texas and missouri have sued the in a bid to force the u.s. to resume order wall construction along the u.s.-mexico border. the group human rights first has tracked over 7600 reports of kidnappings and brutal attacks against asylum seekers who were blocked from applying for refuge in the u.s. or expelled under title 42 since president biden took office.
certainly cbp knows that area like the back of their hand. fernando, any last words for derek? fernando: i am so sorry that this is happening. please know that we are not going to stop looking for your dad. that is the promise of the border network. we are committed to this case because what is happening to you and your family should not be acceptable. we will not stop and we will continue looking for him. derek: thank you very much. amy: derek, thank you so much for being with us. it is very brave to come on this show. derek alejo, 17 years old in hi school. he wanted his dad to be at his graduation. his dad is armando alejo hernandez. fernando garcia, we thank you for the -- for being with us, head of the border network for human rights, sed in el paso, texas. we come back, we will speak to the director of the south texas human rights center and look at the new documentary, "missing in brooks county." stay with us. ♪ ♪ [music break] de amy: "fuego" by la muna. this is democracy now! we continue to look at the humanitarian crisis along the southern border of the net it sta
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