Tag Archives: Border
Gov. Greg Abbott Says Texas Will Build A Border Wall, But Doesn’t Yet Give Details On Cost Or Location
The governor suggested more details would be released next week. The announcement Thursday of several initiatives is the latest in an ongoing conflict between Abbott, a Republican, and Democratic President Joe Biden’s administration.
The U.S. government has been flying some migrant families hundreds of miles along the border — from South Texas to El Paso — and then expelling them into Ciudad Juárez. Local shelter directors are trying to ensure parents and children … Continue reading
Texas Sues Biden Administration In Effort To Reinstate Trump-Era “Remain In Mexico” Immigration Policy
The policy required asylum seekers who passed through Mexico on their way to the U.S. to stay in Mexico while their claims were processed. Many were forced to live in sometimes dangerous and unsanitary migrant camps.
In the Big Bend region, officials in Presidio are encouraging residents to shelter in place and limit traveling. The notice comes after local cases surged to record highs last month, making Presidio County one of the nation’s top coronavirus hot … Continue reading
Many asylum seekers stuck in Mexico under the Migrant Protection Protocols are closely following the November election, hoping a new administration will end the policy.
By Julián Aguilar, Texas Tribune The country’s southern border will close to all non-essential travel and trade in an effort to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Trump administration announced Friday morning. The policy takes effect at midnight … Continue reading
By Julián Aguilar, Texas Tribune A major international crossing that connects Texas to Mexico was closed Friday and part of Saturday morning after migrant groups amassed in Ciudad Juárez in what American authorities said could pose a potential threat to … Continue reading
By Reynaldo Leaños Jr., Texas Public Radio Thomas Cartwright ran along a chain link fence outside the runway at the Brownsville South Padre International Airport. He was trying to catch a glimpse of buses loading migrants onto a plane. Cartwright says … Continue reading
By Carlos Morales It’s early morning in January at a gas station in Marfa and there’s a steady stream of traffic filing into the tiny West Texas town. There are weary-eyed travelers filling up on gas, others stopping by for … Continue reading
By Mallory Falk, KERA and Elizabeth Trovall, Houston Public Media For most migrants fleeing violence or persecution, getting asylum protections in the U.S. has never been easy. Since President Donald Trump took office, his administration has repeatedly tightened the rules, … Continue reading