Posted on · A Texas judge will decide the fate of a Biden administration program that allows people from four countries to live and work in the U.S. for up to two years. A man who sponsored his friend for the program has fought to save it.
Posted on · Mexico said Texas’ Senate Bill 4 will violate the human rights of Mexican immigrants living in Texas. Gov. Greg Abbott said he plans to sign the proposal into law.
Posted on · After conservative media portrayed the Colony Ridge development north of Houston as a haven for illegal immigrants, Gov. Greg Abbott said the upcoming special legislative session will look into the issue.
Posted on · Mexican immigration officials said they will negotiate with five countries’ governments to ensure they will take back their citizens. The agreement was announced after shelters in El Paso said they are over capacity.
Posted on · Thousands of migrants have crossed the border into Eagle Pass and El Paso in recent days, the highest number since the emergency health order known as Title 42 expired in May.
Posted on · The Office of the Inspector General is investigating the claims, which include pushing small children and women with nursing babies back into the river and turning away a 4-year-old girl who later passed out on the riverbank from the heat.
Posted on · The House passed a bill without Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s preferred increase to homestead exemptions — then abruptly adjourned for the special session. That basically tells the Senate to take the House bill Gov. Greg Abbott backs or leave it.
Posted on · Mexico’s president said the fire started in the Juárez center when migrants learned they would be deported and set fire to mattresses in protest. Twenty-nine injured migrants were sent to local hospitals.
Posted on · The state’s top police department, which oversees the Texas Rangers — whose officers investigated the shooting — has refused to release records, including incident reports, internal communications, ballistic reports and body-camera footage.
Posted on · He was greeted by Gov. Greg Abbott upon arrival at the El Paso airport. Abbott has been a chief critic of Biden’s immigration policies and has frequently called on him to visit the border over the past year.
Posted on · The president, who has been criticized by some Republicans for not visiting the border since he took office, hasn’t announced where his visit would take place.
Posted on · Title 42, an emergency health order invoked at the start of the pandemic, allows immigration agents to quickly remove migrants from the country. It was scheduled to be lifted on Wednesday.
Posted on · The families of some of the 19 children killed at Robb Elementary rooted for Beto O’Rourke, hoping he would help change Texas gun laws. They left disappointed but determined to fight on.
Posted on · The latest ruling in the long-running legal fight over the program doesn’t change the status quo for the program, which protects some undocumented immigrants from deportation and gives them work permits.
Posted on · Texas has the second-largest population of immigrants in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in the country. An appeals court is expected to rule soon on whether the program is legal.