Venezuelan migrants crossing the Rio Grande

Border

‘The border is not a bargaining chip:’ Human rights groups condemn effort to tie immigration to foreign aid

Posted on · Human rights groups condemned Senate Republicans and the Biden administration after reports that a discussion on a supplemental funding bill to provide aid to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan put asylum and other humanitarian pathways for migrants on the table.

An exam room at Whole Woman's Health of Austin. Texas' new abortion law bans abortions after about six weeks.

Abortion

DA moves to dismiss a murder charge against a Texas woman accused of a self-induced abortion

Posted on · The DA said the Starr County Sheriff's Department "did their duty in investigating the incident brought to their attention by the reporting hospital." However, he said that this is not a criminal matter under Texas law.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott speaks during a news conference along the Rio Grande, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, in Del Rio, Texas.

Immigration

‘Misleading and dangerous’ — Human rights groups condemn Gov. Abbott’s rhetoric on South Africa

Posted on · "The larger matter at hand here is that the Texas governor is trying to wind up fears around COVID and around this new strain of COVID to justify his anti-asylum and anti-migrant policies in South Texas,” said Ari Sawyer with Human Rights Watch.

Pedestrians walk to El Paso, Texas, as they cross the Paso del Norte International Bridge, from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019.

Immigration

US-Mexico border reopens to ‘non-essential’ travel

Posted on · The Department of Homeland Security is preparing for major volume on Monday as bridges across the U.S.-Mexico border reopen to fully vaccinated travelers. The U.S.-Mexico border is the busiest land border in the world, with more than one million people crossing every day before the pandemic struck.

In this Wednesday, June 16, 2021 file photo, A Texas Department of Public Safety officer in Del Rio, Texas directs a group of migrants who crossed the border and turned themselves in. he Biden administration sued Texas on Friday, July 30, 2021 to prevent state troopers from stopping vehicles carrying migrants on grounds that they may spread COVID-19, warning that the practice would exacerbate problems amid high levels of crossings on the state's border with Mexico.

Immigration

Texas Arrested Almost 6,000 Migrants At The Border Since July On Gov. Abbott’s New Trespassing Charge

Posted on · Gov. Greg Abbott ordered DPS to begin arresting migrants who cross the Rio Grande on state charges of trespassing in an attempt to deter them from crossing earlier this year.