The Harris County sheriff has been overshadowed by more-vocal Houston officials, but he’s earned a reputation as an effective reformer.
Asylum Seekers in Matamoros Celebrated Joe Biden’s Victory. But the Final Weeks of the Trump Administration Are Bringing Fresh Anxiety.
Following the election, many migrants were hopeful the incoming president would quickly ease the U.S. immigration process, but he has to unravel new restrictions imposed by his predecessor.
Every Year, Hundreds of Migrants Die or Go Missing in Brooks County. A New Documentary Tells Two Families’ Stories.
The film follows Texans who are waiting, hoping, and fighting for news of their missing sons.
Learning to love Texas’s most iconic country musician, one song at a time.
Dalila Reynoso, who started a friendship with Sheriff Larry Smith at Whataburger, now monitors local jails to keep him accountable.
Many immigration attorneys have called for hearings to be delayed, but cases are nonetheless proceeding by phone and video.
“There’s Been Absolutely No Change in Procedure”: ICE Detention Facilities Are Not Prepared for the Coronavirus
In Texas’s ICE facilities, immigrants remain in close quarters and sanitizer is running short. Advocates worry a COVID-19 outbreak could be severe.
For the 25,000 migrants awaiting hearings and subject to Trump’s Migrant Protection Protocols, representation can be hard to come by.
One of America’s premier Mexico experts discusses how Mexico’s populist president is changing relations between Texas and our neighbor to the south.
A reflection on family and home, on the heels of my parents retiring from their longtime business.
Environmentalists worry the wall could worsen flooding and violate an international treaty.
A government agency finds human rights abuses, and a five-year high for abuses by Border Patrol agents.
Situated on the frontlines of the immigration crisis, the Angry Tias y Abuelas group acts as the eyes and ears of the border.
‘Mistakes Were Made’: It Remains to Be Seen if Greg Abbott’s Passive-Voice Apology Represents a Change of Heart
The governor has apologized (sort of) for an ill-timed fund-raising letter calling on supporters to ”defend” Texas from immigrants.
What the rest of the country will see in the days to come is a city of resilience, compassion, and honesty.
Days after he was supposed to be in a children’s shelter, Carlos Gregorio Hernandez Vasquez died of the flu near the toilet in his Border Patrol holding cell.
Two Texas Democrats are calling on Republican attorney general Ken Paxton to sue the feds for reimbursement of border security costs. But legal experts think it’s a bad idea.
A secret Facebook group full of racist memes includes the head of Border Patrol, Elizabeth Warren promises sweeping reform, and the acting head of Homeland Security contradicts the agency's own watchdog.
As the Trump administration ratchets up its dehumanization of migrants, we Americans stand to lose our moral center.
Texas Democrats still love Beto O’Rourke. In polls of the state, he leads every candidate in the field except Joe Biden. His improbable 2018 Senate campaign, which earned him more votes than any Democrat in the history of Texas, still carries a lot of goodwill in…
The acting Border Patrol chief steps down as migrant children go without soap or toothpaste and bodies are found along the Rio Grande.
Immigration officials have resumed the much-criticized practice of keeping people outdoors for weeks to relieve dangerous overcrowding.
Juan is believed to be the first parent separated from a child under Trump’s zero-tolerance policy to win permanent protection against deportation.
Once upon a time, the Texas Senate was Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick’s whole world. His turbulent 2014 campaign for the post was a radical change in Texas politics, the tea party revolution taking the throne. In his inauguration speech he proclaimed that his arrival marked “a new day…
A new exhibit at UT-El Paso displays works by young people held last year at the immigration detention center.
At hearings in El Paso, asylum seekers forced to stay in Juarez told of violence and fear.
In their first interview with the press, the two Indian nationals say the force-feeding process was dehumanizing and painful.
RAICES brings a challenging immersive experience to an event overrun by corporate brand ”activations.”…
Trump administration officials on Friday said they will continue to push forward with a controversial policy to require at least some Central American asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while their claims are heard, but acknowledged they are moving slowly with the process. Officials said El Paso is likely to…
Even as the Tornillo tent city shuts down, the Trump administration’s policies will call for more centers like it.
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.
The plans come on the same day that the Trump administration claims power to deny asylum to those entering U.S. illegally.
The agent demanded to know why they had different surnames on their passports, then suggested the mother might be a human trafficker.
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.
The man, a former Border Patrol agent, worked directly with children.
The Democratic Senate candidate led a march to the new Tornillo facility holding immigrant children, but he doesn't have a full picture of what's going on inside.
At the same time, a majority of Texans polled oppose the idea of building a border wall.
As Texas moves to send the National Guard to the border, Mexico moves to new business markets.
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.
We talked to the professor who has spent his life researching undocumented youth.
The law’s long legal journey is likely still beginning, but the sanctuary city law's opponents can mark this one down as a win.
ICE and CBP’s decision to continue activities during the hurricane have advocates worried for undocumented immigrants.
The festival—which has had its own issues around immigration this year—declined.
The conference was called out on Twitter by an artist who posted excerpts from their contract.
According to Blanca Borrego's family, she was taken into an exam room where sheriff's deputies were waiting for her.