Immigration

Before the Flood

Apr 19, 2017 By Aaron Nelsen

The border cities of Tamaulipas brace themselves for the wave of deportees Donald Trump has promised to send their way.

The Secret Agent

Apr 19, 2017 By John Nova Lomax

Over the course of his legendary career, customs officer Hipolito Acosta saw terrible suffering in Mexico. Today, he worries about both sides of the border.

A House Divided

Mar 1, 2017 By Dave Mann

The country’s sharp divisions on immigration roil the Texas House on its first big day.

Can This Man Secure the Border?

Sep 21, 2016 By Erica Grieder

Manuel Padilla, the Border Patrol’s new sector chief in the Rio Grande Valley, promises to stem the influx of people and drugs into Texas. That may sound fanciful, but consider this: he did it in Arizona.

Status Symbol

Jun 22, 2016 By Amy McCarthy

The McKinney Boyd valedictorian whose speech about being undocumented went viral explains why she spoke out.

The Long Road to Asylum

Aug 25, 2014 By Sonia Smith

Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials in El Paso stand accused of violating the confidentiality of dozens of Sikh asylum seekers detained in their facility.

Right on Immigration

Feb 13, 2013 By Erica Grieder

Democrats and Republicans seem ready to make a push for comprehensive immigration reform, after years of stalemate on the issue. But Brooke Rollins, head of the Texas Public Policy Foundation, thinks their approach may have the wrong focus.

The Other Ellis Island

Jan 24, 2013 By David Dorado Romo

Segundo Barrio, with its turn-of-the-century tenement buildings and dozens of brightly colored murals, is one of the most historic neighborhoods in the country. As the first community that immigrants encounter after crossing the Rio Grande from Juárez, it is known as the Ellis Island of the border, and over the…

Perry Pens Border Security Op-Ed

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

Writing in the Austin American-Statesman, the governor says the U.S. is "through the looking glass in terms of border policy," and revives talk of forbidding so-called "sanctuary cities."

Texas Republicans Cross a Border

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

In a huge departure from its past stances on immigration, the Republican Party of Texas came out in favor of a heavily regulated guest worker program in its 2012 platform.