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.
Her spokesperson claimed 'there was no hidden message.' And it certainly was not hidden.
The man, a former Border Patrol agent, worked directly with children.
A day before Jeff Sessions and Sarah Huckabee Sanders used the Bible to justify separating immigrant families, a resolution from the Southern Baptist Convention in Dallas had already contradicted them.
The move by Sheriff Richard Wiles marks a growing chorus of local law enforcement across Texas that is critical of the federal family separation policy.
Dr. Marsha Griffin, co-chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics special interest group on immigrant health, tells us what she's seen and what separation traumas could mean in the long term for immigrant children.
Lawmakers, faith leaders, and others have largely spoken out against Jeff Sessions’s zero-tolerance policy.
House speaker Joe Straus asks President Trump to stop the policy, while State Representative César Blanco asks Abbott to cease National Guard deployment.
Texas congressman Will Hurd visits a new detention center and rips Trump's family separation policy.
An expert on helping parents navigate the asylum process describes what she's seeing on the ground.
Clashing decisions by federal judges could allow Trump to deport 700,000 undocumented immigrants protected by the program.
The move comes as immigrant apprehensions climb to levels not seen since the end of the Obama administration.
A ruling allows a woman featured on our site, who was reunited with her son after months of separation, to sue federal government to stop the practice.
They had entered the U.S. illegally, seeking asylum from an abusive home, and were completely unaware they would be separated.
Last weekend, border agents turned away legal asylum-seekers on the U.S.-Mexico border. In a 'Texas Monthly Reporter' podcast, reporter Robert Moore discusses this tactic and its effect on those being turned away.
Federal law allows immigrants to step into United States and claim asylum; agents are physically preventing them from doing so.
When Given Kachepa first arrived from Zambia as a young boy, he expected to sing in a choir and gain an education. Instead he was forced into servitude.
By telling his own story, the widely admired Dallas Morning News reporter reveals how Mexican Americans have changed the United States—and how the United States has changed Mexican Americans.
Ethnic politics has been an undeniable factor in the Democratic race to replace Republican Governor Greg Abbott.
"Educated women, professional women—we need you up there, changing the world for the benefit of all of us down here. You can love your family and be there for them all you want, but hire a domestic worker. Don’t give up your career."
The policy shift means that parents will be separated from their children if caught while crossing borders illegally.
President Obama may be gone, but he’s not forgotten in the politics of Attorney General Ken Paxton.
The attorney general told a congressional committee he was deferring to its concerns about stopping funding.
The Legal Orientation Program provides guidance to those facing deportation and is praised for saving taxpayer money.
At the same time, a majority of Texans polled oppose the idea of building a border wall.
A small-town sheriff took on his president and his governor and learned that facts can get in the way of a good political narrative.
As construction begins for Trump’s project near El Paso, debate turns to nomenclature instead of immigration.
As Texas moves to send the National Guard to the border, Mexico moves to new business markets.
National Guard troops are once again heading to the U.S.-Mexico border. So what?
Presidents Obama and Bush, as well as former Texas governor Rick Perry, made the same decision several times before.
The omnibus bill allocates money toward border wall construction along 33 miles in the Rio Grande Valley.
Immigrant advocates are concerned about the directive, which reverses an Obama-era policy.
With at least a dozen states suing over a Trump administration decision to ask people their citizenship status in the next census, we separate facts from myths
A three-judge panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Texas cities are unlikely to win constitutional challenge to the law.
When technology is developed by biased sources, it disproportionately harms immigrant communities.
Senator Ted Cruz told the Senate that Republicans did not campaign to grant amnesty to undocumented immigrants.
Donald Trump has profoundly discouraged people from coming over our borders. But is his influence wearing off?
Texas mayors call ICE Director Thomas Homan’s desire to prosecute elected officials ”hogwash” and un-American.
Pedro Villalobos is a star prosecutor. Gerardo De Loera is a musician. Joseph Ramirez is a tech entrepreneur. They’re young, they’re smart, they make America great. They’re also undocumented. And now, they face being sent back to a place they’ve never called home.
Access to representation can make an immigrant twelve times less likely to be deported, according to a similar program in a New York City courtroom.
The federal government argued that an undocumented minor did not have the right to abortion while in federal custody.
The 2017 Texas Biennial offers work from Texans around the state and across the border.