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Few Texas ICE Detention Centers Are Vaccinating For COVID-19. Feds Say It’s Up To Local Health Departments
Despite high risks of infection and hundreds of sick detainees, there’s still no clear COVID-19 vaccination strategy from ICE officials, and few local health departments have stepped up to provide vaccines.
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
By Mallory Falk, KERA President Biden suspended “Remain in Mexico” on Inauguration Day. But what will happen to the thousands of asylum seekers already in the program, waiting in Mexican border cities for their day in U.S. immigration court?
By Mallork Falk and Reynaldo Leaños Jr. Social visitation is suspended in all U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facilities according to a statement from officials. The agency did not provide further specifics about measures to prevent or mitigate the … 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 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
By Mallory Falk, KERA The Otero County Processing Center is a squat, beige facility surrounded by desert, about 30 minutes outside El Paso, in Chaparral, New Mexico. Last fall, a group of volunteers drove out to the site, to meet … Continue reading
By Mallory Falk, KERA When Jesús Enrique Rodriguez Mendoza turned himself in to immigration officials, he figured he would be detained but assumed it would be for a short time. Instead, he spent nearly two years in an El Paso … Continue reading
By Julián Aguilar, Texas Tribune The number of people apprehended by or surrendering to immigration officials on the U.S.-Mexico border hit its lowest monthly total in more than a year last month, according to statistics released Thursday by the Department … Continue reading
By Elizabeth Trovall, Houston Public Media Facilities and foster groups that house migrant teens are at about half capacity in Texas. There are currently some 3,000 migrant kids being held in federal care statewide, according to Texas Health and Human Services. … Continue reading