The linebacker arrived in the United States at ten, knowing nothing about football. Now he's stealing the show on HBO's ‘Hard Knocks.’
Governor Greg Abbott has sent a thousand state cops into Texas border communities to combat smuggling. But many locals complain that they are more of a nuisance than an effective crime-fighting force.
Texas Democrats felt slighted by the president’s campaign in 2020, but Emmy Ruiz and Natalie Montelongo have given them a voice in the White House.
Along the border, forensic experts such as Corinne Stern have dealt with a surge in migrant deaths during the Biden administration.
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.
Weighing Just 107 Pounds and at Risk of Death, an Asylum Seeker on Hunger Strike Finally Gets His Freedom
After 76 days on hunger strike and almost a year in detention, Ajay Kumar has been released from ICE custody in El Paso.
Situated on the frontlines of the immigration crisis, the Angry Tias y Abuelas group acts as the eyes and ears of the border.
In a rare court hearing, detainees describe severe overcrowding, no access to legal assistance, and inadequate medical care in the hieleras.
‘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. But there’s much more he can do.
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.
Four Indian men have refused to eat since July 8 in hopes of being released on bonds while awaiting deportation hearings.
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.
The city of San Antonio is doing its best to help migrants from Africa figure out what comes after their harrowing journeys.
“The other Texan” went after the former Senate candidate, who responded by stepping on a long-scheduled Austin rally.
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.
The overnight move comes as ACLU files complaints alleging human rights violations.
The ”Migrant Protection Protocols” will send asylum seekers to Mexico to wait while their cases are processed.
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
The meeting comes as unprecedented numbers of Central American families are seeking asylum.
Immigration advocates worry that the policy, which is in effect in California, sends migrants fleeing danger towards more violence.
A U.S. citizen for just 10 months, Julieta Garibay has emerged as the face of plaintiffs who say that tens of thousands of Texans have been falsely accused of voter fraud.
An inspector general’s report concludes border agents continue family separations without adequate justification.
The inspector general is expected to release a report as soon as Thursday on how well the Office of Refugee Resettlement is doing its job.
Even as the Tornillo tent city shuts down, the Trump administration’s policies will call for more centers like it.
After years of photo op visits from Democrats and Republicans alike, McAllen mayor Jim Darling and others hope to highlight the region's dynamism and interconnectedness with Mexico.
A detention camp that became the symbol of perhaps the largest mass incarceration of children not charged with a crime since the WWII internment of Japanese Americans will soon become history.
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.