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.

Immigration

‘Misleading and dangerous’ — Human rights groups condemn Gov. Abbott’s rhetoric on South Africa

Posted on · "The larger matter at hand here is that the Texas governor is trying to wind up fears around COVID and around this new strain of COVID to justify his anti-asylum and anti-migrant policies in South Texas,” said Ari Sawyer with Human Rights Watch.

Immigration

US-Mexico border reopens to ‘non-essential’ travel

Posted on · The Department of Homeland Security is preparing for major volume on Monday as bridges across the U.S.-Mexico border reopen to fully vaccinated travelers. The U.S.-Mexico border is the busiest land border in the world, with more than one million people crossing every day before the pandemic struck.