Posted on · A federal attorney claims an order from Gov. Greg Abbott violates the U.S. Constitution’s Supremacy Clause and said legal action could follow if the state carries through with plans to pull licenses from the federally contracted facilities.
Posted on · The federal government is overseeing the care of record numbers of migrant children and teens. Over the next several weeks, hundreds of them will likely end up in Houston, where many have strong family ties.
Posted on · U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents encountered nearly 172,000 migrants at the border in March, up 71% from February. The increase included a record number of unaccompanied minors.
Posted on · Their father was missing. Their mother was miles away in Houston. Two sisters, ages 8 and 11, were survivors of sexual assault and at risk of deportation. With the nation focused on COVID-19, the U.S. government is rushing the deportations of migrant children.
Posted on · The new policy would end the Flores Settlement and allow the government to hold families with children without a deadline, in a change from the way cases are handled today.
Posted on · After hearing claims that detention centers are housing migrant children in unsanitary conditions, people are attempting to provide them with supplies.
Posted on · Writer Valeria Luiselli talks about her latest novel ahead of a Feb. 26 Houston event.
Posted on · In a surprise policy change, the Department of Health and Human Services plans to speed the vetting of sponsors so that more migrant children can be released from custody.
Posted on · The alleged incidents are part of a series of accusations of sexual abuse inside the government’s immigrant youth shelters
Posted on · Several new facilities have already opened this summer, and the federal government has requested up to 15,500 beds at two Texas military bases
Posted on · It will be especially difficult to reunite toddlers with parents who may have been released into the interior United States or even deported back to their home countries, government attorneys argued.
Posted on · More than 2,000 children were separated from their parents as part of the Trump administration's recent "zero-tolerance"
Posted on · Southwest Key has, for many years, operated shelters that house unaccompanied migrant children. The family separation policy shined a spotlight on that work — and raised uncomfortable questions.
Posted on · The official says the Department Health and Human Services asked for the space and the Pentagon agreed to support it
Posted on · The first lady said earlier through her spokeswoman that she "hates" to see families separated at the border