Tag Archives: Immigration

In Juárez, A Migrant Shelter Offers Refuge For LGBTQ Asylum Seekers

By Mallory Falk, KERA Mexico is the second deadliest country in the world for transgender people, according to a recent study. Yet many LGBTQ migrants are stuck in the border city of Ciudad Juárez.  People from places like Honduras and El … Continue reading

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Africans In Juárez: The Migration Mosaic Expands

By Lorne Matalon The city of Juárez, Mexico across the border from El Paso, has long been a migrant gateway to the U.S. Between October 29, 2018 and August 2, 2019, 17,778 people have come to Juárez to try and … Continue reading

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‘The Ellis Island Of The Southwest’: El Paso Residents Remain Proud Of Immigrant Ties

By Carlos Morales El Paso is a border town with a predominately Hispanic population and a culture linked to both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. And now the community feels like it is being targeted because of that. Residents are … Continue reading

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What Does The New Asylum Rule Mean For Migrants Waiting To Enter The U.S. Legally?

By Mallory Falk, KERA A crowd has gathered outside Centro de Atencion Integral a Migrantes in Ciudad Juarez. This is where migrants come to check their number on a long list of asylum seekers.  It’s scorching here – over a … Continue reading

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CBP Officials Warn Migration Crisis Growing At The Southern Border

By Lauren Terrazas, Texas Public Radio The chief of U.S. Customs and Border Protection warned the surge of Central American migrants illegally crossing the U.S. southern border has pushed the country’s immigration system to its breaking point. Commissioner Kevin McAleenan made … Continue reading

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How An Immigration Raid Near A Small Texas Town Touched A Whole School District

The day of the raid still haunts principal Tammy Mariani. On August 28, agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, raided a Northeast Texas factory that makes vehicle trailers. In the nearby Honey Grove Independent School District, nearly … Continue reading

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Juan Sánchez Resigns As Head Of Austin-Based Southwest Key

By Stephanie Federico, KUT The embattled CEO of Austin-based Southwest Key Programs, the nation’s largest provider of shelters for migrant children, is stepping down. “Recent events have convinced me and our Board of Directors that Southwest Key would benefit from … Continue reading

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Shutdown Leaves Immigration Courts, Border Agents In Limbo

By Julián Aguilar, Texas Tribune EL PASO — As the government shutdown approached its fifth week and Washington Democrats and President Donald Trump showed no signs of coming to an agreement on how to end the stalemate Tuesday, U.S. Border … Continue reading

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Tornillo Tent City For Youth Migrants Is Now Empty, Texas Congressman Says

By Matthew Watkins, Texas Tribune A Texas congressman said Friday that the federal government has officially removed all children from the Tornillo detention center for undocumented migrant youths, ending more than half a year of operation for a facility that was … Continue reading

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After Decades Apart, Mexican Parents Reunited With Undocumented Children In Round Rock

The Palomas Mensajeras program was put together through the efforts of the Consulate General of Mexico in Austin and the government of the State of Michoacán

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