Lack of Progress in Prosecutorial Discretion Initiative Criticized

"A ccording to an analysis from Syracuse University 's Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, the new guidelines resulted in fewer than 1 percent of the country's backlog of 300,000 immigration cases being closed at the end of March. In San Antonio, the percentage is even lower. “I...

DACA Cases Move Forward

[Fernando Alquicira, 24, a UT Health Science Center student, talks Wednesday afternoon Aug. 15, 2012 with his lawyer Nancy Taylor Shivers as he prepares to file paperwork under President Obama's Defered Action for Childood Arrivals program. Photo: William Luther, San Antonio Express-News / ©...

DACA Work Permits Begin to Arrive

"When Fernando Alquicira got the text from his mom, he saw that his life had changed — at least for the next two years. After nearly two decades in the U.S., the 24-year-old medical student at the University of Texas Health Science Center finally can work legally. His mom had attached a picture...

ICE, CCA Funnel Immigration Detention Dollars from Texas to Arizona

"When the immigration detention center in Dilley fills up next year, the city of Eloy, Arizona, population 16,600, stands to make $436,000. Eloy will benefit because U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement tapped the town as a pass-through to funnel $290 million to a private jail company to operate...