Critics say it’s a political gimmick. It’s unclear when, or if, the administration can erect the steel barrier through the Rio Grande Valley.
Asylum seekers subject to Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” policy wait in fear and boredom at a gritty tent encampment.
Weighing Just 107 Pounds and at Risk of Death, an Asylum Seeker on Hunger Strike Finally Gets His Freedom
After 76 days on hunger strike and almost a year in detention, Ajay Kumar has been released from ICE custody in El Paso.
Situated on the frontlines of the immigration crisis, the Angry Tias y Abuelas group acts as the eyes and ears of the border.
Veronica Escobar, the first Latina to represent El Paso in Congress, isn’t afraid of playing the Washington game—as long as it means the Texas borderlands get the respect they deserve.
At hearings in tent courtrooms this week, migrant families were confused and fearful about their prospects.
On the first day of “return to Mexico” hearings, attorneys and journalists were turned away from the tent courtrooms where the hearings are taking place.
In a rare court hearing, detainees describe severe overcrowding, no access to legal assistance, and inadequate medical care in the hieleras.
Activists are concerned that the Trump administration will circumvent congressional prohibitions against building a barrier through the South Texas preserve.
In the aftermath of the El Paso shooting, party leaders expect the presidential candidates to address racism and immigration.
The lawsuit is believed to be the first of its kind involving family separation and suicide.
The federal government’s efforts threaten to cut off access to much of the Valley’s natural beauty and forever alter life along the river.
At a hearing on Friday, the El Paso doctor said force-feeding was considered medically unethical, but that ICE's rules required her to do it.
The lifelong Texan discusses the need to reintroduce America’s better angels into the immigration debate.
Frustrated by the perception of the border as a lawless land, two native sons embarked on a 1,200-mile journey to capture, through a series of images and letters, the region’s untold stories.
Two Texas Democrats are calling on Republican attorney general Ken Paxton to sue the feds for reimbursement of border security costs. But legal experts think it’s a bad idea.
Four Indian men have refused to eat since July 8 in hopes of being released on bonds while awaiting deportation hearings.
A secret Facebook group full of racist memes includes the head of Border Patrol, Elizabeth Warren promises sweeping reform, and the acting head of Homeland Security contradicts the agency's own watchdog.
As the Trump administration ratchets up its dehumanization of migrants, we Americans stand to lose our moral center.
“We’re definitely seeing a race to the bottom in terms of the dehumanization of immigrants,” the lawyer said.
The city of San Antonio is doing its best to help migrants from Africa figure out what comes after their harrowing journeys.
“The other Texan” went after the former Senate candidate, who responded by stepping on a long-scheduled Austin rally.
The acting Border Patrol chief steps down as migrant children go without soap or toothpaste and bodies are found along the Rio Grande.
Immigration officials have resumed the much-criticized practice of keeping people outdoors for weeks to relieve dangerous overcrowding.
Recent headlines find detained migrants stripped of English classes, recreation, and vital medicine.
Juan is believed to be the first parent separated from a child under Trump’s zero-tolerance policy to win permanent protection against deportation.
A new exhibit at UT-El Paso displays works by young people held last year at the immigration detention center.
At hearings in El Paso, asylum seekers forced to stay in Juarez told of violence and fear.
Fernando A. Flores’s debut novel, ‘Tears of the Trufflepig,’ is an exhilarating borderland dystopia.
In Texas Monthly writer-at-large Oscar Cásares’s forthcoming novel, a retired high school teacher in Brownsville is reluctantly pulled into the world of human trafficking.
On the U.S.-Mexico border, the world-renowned cellist emphasized the arts’ ability to help us understand each other and “build bridges, not walls.”
In their first interview with the press, the two Indian nationals say the force-feeding process was dehumanizing and painful.
The Texas Senate has tacitly endorsed President Trump’s threat to shut down the border if necessary—a dangerous move for the economy and the president’s political future.
The overnight move comes as ACLU files complaints alleging human rights violations.
Commissioner describes a humanitarian and national security crisis while in El Paso.
“It’s really out of control. It’s bad,” said one official of the surge in families streaming across the border.
Whether I lived in Chicago, Germany, or Dallas, I came to recognize one thing: it’s impossible to leave the borderlands behind.
The ”Migrant Protection Protocols” will send asylum seekers to Mexico to wait while their cases are processed.
The outspoken congressman left a promising career in the CIA and became a rising Republican star. But his political balancing act is dicier than ever.
Amid what Border Patrol calls an unsustainable influx, Sister Norma’s Humanitarian Respite Center and its wide network of volunteers continue to provide for all who come through its doors.
"The Border Patrol has no reason to expect that this trend will decrease; in fact we believe it will increase," said Border Patrol chief of operations.
Trump administration officials on Friday said they will continue to push forward with a controversial policy to require at least some Central American asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while their claims are heard, but acknowledged they are moving slowly with the process. Officials said El Paso is likely to
No one can explain why. Not even Southwest Key, the nonprofit shelter that keeps telling refugees they have no other choice.
A recent poll of Texas voters shows opinions about President Trump’s wall depend on where in the state you live.
The House has passed legislation authored by the San Antonio Democrat to take on President Trump in a constitutional battle.
The meeting comes as unprecedented numbers of Central American families are seeking asylum.
Multiple cities in the state see the longest wait times and lowest approval rates for naturalization in the country.
Therese Patricia Okoumou, Who Climbed the Statue of Liberty Last Fourth of July, has Climbed Austin’s Southwest Key Headquarters to Protest Family Separation
The activist has once more ascended to great heights to send a message.
The Texas Democrat is preparing a resolution to terminate the emergency declaration and already has 60 co-sponsors in Congress.
In an extraordinary hearing that involved public and private testimony, a federal judge expressed legal support for the practice of force-feeding.