Irving Castillo hadn't seen his family in fifteen years. At the 'Hugs Not Walls' event, they were able to reunite—for 180 seconds.
This city in West Texas was the largest in the country without a presence from the controversial health clinic.
A month after a federal judge’s deadline more than 500 children remain in federal custody and away from their families.
The reunion came on deadline day for a court-ordered reunification of separated immigrant families.
Among the revelations: Families were separated despite legal entry, and at least one child said he was hit by a caregiver.
’You cannot imagine how awful it is to be there,’ the boy said of his nine-month separation by U.S. immigration officials.
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.
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.
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.