Immigration

Gov. Abbott Orders South Texas Prison To Make Room For Undocumented Immigrants, TDCJ Says

Posted on · The Texas Department of Criminal Justice began moving incarcerated people from the Dolph Briscoe Unit in Dilley on Wednesday as part of the governor's Operation Lone Star initiative, announced in March.

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

After 10-Year Wait, Family Of Slain Afghan U.S. Military Interpreter Arrives In Houston

Posted on · The family's long-awaited arrival is bittersweet, since their father and husband was murdered by the Taliban in January 2021. The family's plight highlights the life-threatening consequences of the lengthy Special Immigrant Visa process for Afghan and Iraqi interpreters aiding the U.S. military.

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Biden Administration Threatens To Sue After Texas Officials Say They’ll Yank Licenses From Facilities Housing Unaccompanied Migrant Children

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.

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Houston’s New Short-Term Shelter Offers Respite To Migrant Families

Posted on · The shelter, or "family transfer center," offers food and other accommodations to families who have recently been processed and released by federal officials at the Texas-Mexico border.

Immigration

Supreme Court Rules Against Immigrants With Temporary Status

Posted on · Justice Elena Kagan wrote for the court Monday that federal immigration law prohibits people who entered the country illegally and now have Temporary Protected Status from seeking “green cards” to remain in the country permanently.