Texas National Guard and state troopers stand by a gate in the border fence on May 12, 2023, in El Paso. A program launched by the Biden administration allows people from four countries to apply for "parole" and enter the U.S. legally if they have a U.S. sponsor. Credit: Ivan Pierre Aguirre for The Texas Tribune

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As Texas tries to end federal “parole” program for some immigrants, a Nicaraguan waits to see if he can stay

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.

In this image provided by the U.S. Air Force, a U.S. Air Force loadmaster, assigned to the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, assists evacuees aboard a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft in support of Operation Allies Refuge at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Aug. 20, 2021.

Immigration

With the second anniversary of the Fall of Kabul approaching, thousands of Afghan refugees remain stuck in legal limbo

Posted on · The Houston area has taken in between 5,500 and 15,000 Afghan refugees since August 2021. Many of them are here as humanitarian parolees, without a clear path to citizenship. Their parole is set to expire within a matter of months.

Ed Gonzalez testifies before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committee, about his nomination to be an Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security, Thursday, July 15, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Immigration

Gonzalez’s nomination for ICE director, in limbo for months, could soon go back to square one

Posted on · Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez was nominated in April and approved by a Senate committee in August. The Senate has until the end of December to hold a floor vote before the entire process has to start over.

The trip will mark the second visit to the Rio Grande Valley of Trump’s presidency.

Texas

Donald Trump Visiting Texas’ Rio Grande Valley On Tuesday As His Administration Rushes To Award More Border Wall Contracts

Posted on · The president's visit comes a week after Department of Homeland Security officials touted the “historic” completion of 450 miles of border fencing during his administration.

A Border Patrol Agent makes his way through harsh terrain along the Rio Grande River in Starr County, Texas.

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Donald Trump Is Deploying Troops To The Border; But Border Crossings Are Lower Than They Have Been

Posted on · As the Trump administration prepares to deploy National Guard units at the border, a look at the federal government's own statistics show that, despite a recent spike, overall border crossings are at historic lows

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