Tag Archives: Immigration

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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As reunification deadline lands, hundreds of migrant families remain divided

Some parents have been declared ineligible because of “red flags” in their records. But many haven’t been reunified because immigration officials already deported them.

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There are new, tougher guidelines for migrants seeking asylum in the United States

The federal agency that handles the first step in asylum claims sent a memo to all its officers Wednesday that tightens restrictions on migrants who are seeking asylum.

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As Reunification Deadline Approaches, One Migrant Family Wonders When They’ll See Their Daughter Again

By Diana Nguyen The looming deadline to reunify parents and children separated at the U.S.-Mexico border is approaching quickly. A federal judge in California ordered the Trump administration to finish reuniting families before the end of this month, but it’s … Continue reading

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In Alpine and Across U.S., Protestors March Against Trump’s Immigration Policy

By Diana Nguyen At rallies across Texas and the U.S., people are marching to protest the Trump administration’s immigration policy.

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