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This article was originally published in The Texan on March 03, 2021. You can access the original article here: https://thetexan.news/new-report-praises-harris-county-misdemeanor-bail-reforms-says-spiking-violent-crime-not-related/.

The Texan reported on the misdemeanor bail policy in Harris County and the increase in violent crime rates, with a group of monitors stating they are not connected. The article features Guadalupe Fernandez, Tahirih Houston Policy and Advocacy Manager, who spoke about the impact misdemeanor bail policies have on immigrant victims.

Fernandez states that the county needs to examine how misdemeanor bail contributes to the “arrest to deportation pipeline.”

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