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.
Rio Grande Valley attorney Jennifer Harbury explains the nightmares facing immigrants today, whether they gain entry or are turned away.
While that's good news, immigration advocates, fearful of mass deportations, have gotten a judge to issue a stay temporarily halting deportations.
Austin immigration attorney Kate Lincoln-Goldfinch says the system is seemingly designed to use speedy family reunification to pressure parents into deportation.
In El Paso, Immigrants Reunited With Their Small Children Tell Their Stories of Detention, Separation, and Release
Among the revelations: Families were separated despite legal entry, and at least one child said he was hit by a caregiver.
The agent demanded to know why they had different surnames on their passports, then suggested the mother might be a human trafficker.
’You cannot imagine how awful it is to be there,’ the boy said of his nine-month separation by U.S. immigration officials.
Austin nonprofit Southwest Key wants to open a facility for immigrant children in Houston’s East End. Mayor Sylvester Turner has other ideas.
While the nonprofit's shelters are generally well regarded among immigration advocates, the wealth of violations is alarming.
The refusal by the two firms to take on a yearlong contract came one day before Trump announced the end of family separation.
Unprecedented ICE access to ORR data turns safe placement screening into a mechanism for immigration enforcement, officials and activists say.
In our latest podcast, host Andy Langer speaks with Amer as the comedian prepares to record his first Netflix special.
The governor declared that only Congress can fix family separations shortly before the president ended the policy.
Melania Trump Wears ‘I Really Don’t Care’ Jacket on the Way to McAllen Shelter for Immigrant Children
Her spokesperson claimed 'there was no hidden message.' And it certainly was not hidden.