Posted on · Senate Bill 4, recently passed by the Texas Legislature, allows local and state authorities to arrest people suspected of entering Texas illegally from a foreign country and also empowers county and state court judges to order their deportation if they are found to be in violation. Enforcement of immigration laws is the jurisdiction of the federal government.
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 · The chamber’s actions Tuesday handed Gov. Greg Abbott at least a temporary legislative victory. Lawmakers couldn’t pass similar items during previous sessions — despite the governor prioritizing the issues.
Posted on · Senate Bill 4 creates a state crime for unauthorized entry into Texas from a foreign country. Opponents say it conflicts with federal immigration law.
Posted on · U.S. Census Bureau is projecting that the U..S. population will become much older within a few decades — and more than a quarter of the population will be Hispanic.
Posted on · During its third special session, Texas lawmakers couldn't pass the much-discussed school vouchers. But compromises were made that could affect potential future bills.
Posted on · The action in the upper chamber followed a committee hearing where the developer of a neighborhood called Colony Ridge, outside Houston, had to push back yet again against claims his property was attracting dangerous immigrants and running rampant with crime.
Posted on · The Colony Ridge development in southeast Texas has been accused of being a haven for undocumented immigrants and a hotbed of crime. On Thursday the developer refuted those claims – and found allies among state law enforcement and some Republican lawmakers.
Posted on · Colony Ridge, a residential development near Houston, has been targeted by right-wing media and conservative state officials who've claimed the area has suffered from rampant crime at the hands of cartels and illegal immigrants.
Posted on · The border wall construction will take place across Starr County, including in a Lower Rio Grande Valley wildlife refuge.
Posted on · Amazon Studios' new film "A Million Miles Away" tells the remarkable true story of Jose Hernandez.
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 mayor signed an emergency declaration after thousands of migrants crossed into the border town in the last two days.
Posted on · The price of a citizenship application, once $40, has now skyrocketed to $725.