Immigration

Migrants Arrested By Texas In Border Crackdown Are Being Imprisoned For Weeks Without Legal Help Or Formal Charges

Posted on · Defense attorneys have started asking courts to set migrants free because local justice systems, overwhelmed by arrests under Gov. Greg Abbott's border security push, are routinely violating state law and constitutional due process rights.

Immigration

Border Patrol Agents Criticized For Treatment Of Haitian Migrants In Del Rio As U.S. Tries To Dissuade More From Coming

Posted on · Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas warned would-be migrants that “your journey will not succeed” and promised to investigate the actions of mounted agents at the Rio Grande.

Immigration

U.S. Supreme Court Requires Biden Administration To Reinstate Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy

Posted on · The U.S. Supreme Court refused to block a federal court ruling to reinstate the controversial Trump-era Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) that required asylum seekers to wait in dangerous conditions in Mexico for their day in court.

Immigration

U.S. And Mexico Seek Ways To Do More On Irregular Immigration

Posted on · In consecutive visits this month, Vice President Kamala Harris and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas have conveyed to the most important U.S. partner that the Biden administration is taking a more nuanced approach to immigration than its predecessor, but still asking what more Mexico can do.

Immigration

Texas Sues Biden Administration In Effort To Reinstate Trump-Era ‘Remain In Mexico’ Immigration Policy

Posted on · The policy required asylum seekers who passed through Mexico on their way to the U.S. to stay in Mexico while their claims were processed. Many were forced to live in sometimes dangerous and unsanitary migrant camps.

Energy & Environment

Global Deal To Cut Oil Output In Sight After Mexico Signs Up

Posted on · The OPEC oil cartel and nations including Russia have agreed to boost oil prices by cutting as much as 10 million barrels a day in production. Even more countries, including the United States, were discussing Friday their own cuts in what would be an unprecedented global pact to stabilize the market.

Houston Matters

Friday’s Show: Media Coverage Of The Coronavirus, And Going To Mexico For Health Care (March 6, 2020)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: How the media covers coronavirus, traveling to Mexico for medical procedures, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news, and music photographer Dave Clements.