The president also seemed focused on a nearby counter-protest featuring Beto O’Rourke.
Immigration advocates worry that the policy, which is in effect in California, sends migrants fleeing danger towards more violence.
Congress already funded some wall construction last fiscal year.
Eleven asylum seekers detained by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement El Paso field office have gone on hunger strikes to protest their lengthy detention and what they view as inhumane treatment. Several who have been on a hunger strike for more than a month are being force-fed by ICE. The
Because after Trump crowed about the city’s wall, Fox News announced a “Battle for the Border” town hall—in a city 144 miles from Mexico.
A bill introduced by State Representative Roland Gutierrez also directs state agencies to determine how new wall construction would affect water quality and environmental contamination.
An inspector general’s report concludes border agents continue family separations without adequate justification.
The inspector general is expected to release a report as soon as Thursday on how well the Office of Refugee Resettlement is doing its job.
“We Just Listened to Him Talk”: Sister Norma Pimentel Describes the Disappointment of Trump’s Border Roundtable
The well-known humanitarian says community leaders weren't even represented in what turned out to be a scripted event touting Trump's plans.
Even as the Tornillo tent city shuts down, the Trump administration’s policies will call for more centers like it.
The people who represent the region oppose Trump’s plan, regardless of party.
After years of photo op visits from Democrats and Republicans alike, McAllen mayor Jim Darling and others hope to highlight the region's dynamism and interconnectedness with Mexico.
A detention camp that became the symbol of perhaps the largest mass incarceration of children not charged with a crime since the WWII internment of Japanese Americans will soon become history.
The situation has become so dangerous that Mexican police escorts have been discontinued after sundown.
Immigration authorities dropped busloads of immigrants at a Greyhound bus station without giving warning to local officials, despite having promised to do so.
As the congressman from El Paso and former U.S. Senate candidate departs the House, he expresses regret and pride about his effort at teaching America about the border.
Asylum seekers entering the United States through Mexico will be sent back across the border as their asylum cases are decided.
Carlos Sanchez speaks with a Texas congressman on the appropriations committee ahead of the looming budgetary showdown in Washington.
Federal officials have reversed course and announced they will no longer require fingerprints of potential sponsors for detained children.
Beto O'Rourke said contractor is asking the Trump Administration to stop sharing information of potential sponsors with immigration agents.
Matthew Whitaker repeatedly hammered the idea that people who enter the country without authorization are ”illegal aliens.”
Texas members of Congress are expressing concern about President Trump's stated willingness to partially shut down government to get funding for his wall.
Key Congressional Democrats vow to fight $190 million Trump administration request to run Tornillo.
Both members promise increases oversight of facilities for migrant children when Democrats take control of the House in January.
The private company that has been contracted by the Trump administration is nearing the end of a contract to run the facility.
The McAllen nun fights fiercely for the dignity of immigrants.
The plans come on the same day that the Trump administration claims power to deny asylum to those entering U.S. illegally.
Trump’s Border Wall Could Cause Deadly Flooding in Texas. Federal Officials Are Planning to Build It Anyway
Engineers have long concluded that a wall in flood-prone Starr County could be catastrophic.
The civil rights group filed a complaint one day after the Border Patrol postponed an Election Day "crowd control" exercise.
The Texas Legislature refused to consider ending birthright citizenship in 2009. Now President Trump wants to do it by fiat.
In addition to deployment of Army troops, border nonprofits are seeing the beginnings of mass family releases.
Spoiler: The answer is yes.
Border agents are seeking more help from nonprofits as growing numbers of families are being arrested.
Told through vignettes, 'Retablos,' a memoir by playwright Octavio Solis, depicts the myths and realities of a childhood along the border.
The U.S. Border Patrol and the governor of Tamaulipas are looking for a few good anonymous tips—and hoping it doesn't all backfire.
For Long-Separated Immigrant Families, a Three-Minute Hug at the Border Offers a Bittersweet Reunion
Irving Castillo hadn't seen his family in fifteen years. At the 'Hugs Not Walls' event, they were able to reunite—for 180 seconds.
Undocumented immigrants usually don’t qualify for treatment for kidney disease—until it becomes life-threatening and much more expensive.
A Brownsville Cop Was Charged With Smuggling Her Undocumented Boyfriend. She’s Been Acquitted. He’ll Likely Be Deported.
Brownsville police officer Valerie Rivas was charged with smuggling her undocumented boyfriend. She’s been acquitted. He’s likely to be deported.
The facility near El Paso will more than double its capacity for unaccompanied minors, expanding to 3,800 beds.
With the government questioning the authenticity of their birth certificates, some Texans worry that even providing additional documentation won't be enough.
A month after a federal judge’s deadline more than 500 children remain in federal custody and away from their families.
A complaint filed with the Department of Homeland Security accuses immigration authorities of trying to coerce immigrants into leaving the country.
He worked 80-hour weeks to send money home to his family. The driver who ran him over had been in and out of trouble for years.
As the government contends with 500 children who remain in government facilities, nightmarish tales are emerging of aborted reunifications.
The judge ordered the administration to begin finding missing parents and to reunite them with their children.
Randy Kennedy on the Texas locales that helped shape his debut novel.
The solutions to our current crisis on the border are relatively simple, says Houston immigration expert Charles Foster. But our politicians don’t have the nerve to make them happen.
The reunion came on deadline day for a court-ordered reunification of separated immigrant families.
Many Spanish-speaking parents said they did not understand the English documents they were signing.
A federal judge praised the government effort, but expressed concern that hundreds of immigrant parents may have been deported without their children.