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The Asylum Trap: ‘Stuck In Legal Purgatory’

Since the pandemic started, asylum seekers waiting in Mexico have had their immigration court hearings postponed — again and again. With their lives and asylum cases on indefinite hold, some consider other options.

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The Asylum Trap: ‘They Returned Us To A Country We Don’t Know

A Nicaraguan family tried to seek asylum in the United States. When they arrived at the border, they were instead sent to Mexico to wait out their case and are facing challenges they didn’t expect.

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With Surging Cases, Public Coronavirus Returns To Big Bend

By Public Radio Staff As the state of Texas heads toward a possible third surge of coronavirus cases, the Big Bend region is seeing its own uptick. In the last week, cases have cropped up in Marfa, Alpine, Presidio and … Continue reading

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Marfa Public Radio Earns Its Fifth National Edward R. Murrow Award

By Public Radio Staff Marfa Public Radio has received a National Edward R. Murrow award for excellence in journalism from the Radio Television Digital News Association. Permian Basin reporter Mitch Borden was recognized in the hard news category among small-market … Continue reading

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Texas’ John Cornyn And MJ Hegar Argue Over Coronavirus Response, Policing And The Supreme Court In U.S. Senate Debate

By Patrick Svitek, Texas Tribune U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and his Democratic opponent, MJ Hegar, butted heads Friday evening in a debate over a host of timely issues — the coronavirus pandemic, race and policing, and the U.S. Supreme Court. … Continue reading

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Live: The 2020 Vice Presidential Debate

By NPR Vice President Pence and Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris are debating in Salt Lake City. Their only face-off of the 2020 campaign comes with a wave of uncertainty with President Trump undergoing treatment for COVID-19. Follow live … Continue reading

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Gov. Greg Abbott Says Bars Can Reopen Next Week At 50% Capacity If Counties Opt In

By Alex Samuels and Dan Rosenzweig-Ziff, Texas Tribune Gov. Greg Abbott announced Wednesday afternoon that county officials may begin working with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission to allow bars to operate with in-person service.

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Texas U.S. Attorney John Bash Resigns

By Stacy Fernández, Texas Tribune U.S. Attorney John Bash, who serves the Western District of Texas, will resign at the end of the week to take a position in the private sector, according to a Monday statement from the Department of Justice. … Continue reading

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Gov. Greg Abbott says accusations against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton “raise serious concerns”

By Emma Platoff, Texas Tribune Senior officials in the Texas Attorney General’s Office have asked federal law enforcement to “investigate allegations of improper influence, abuse of office, bribery and other potential crimes” by their boss, the Austin-American Statesman and KVUE-TV first … Continue reading

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Texas Leaders Hope Rapid Testing Will Restore Normalcy In The Pandemic. Health Experts Caution The Tests Have Limitations.

By Aria Jones, The Texas Tribune Gov. Greg Abbott has touted that Texas is set to receive millions of new rapid antigen coronavirus tests every month that deliver results in as little as 15 minutes. State and business leaders are … Continue reading

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