Persecuted Immigrants Become U.S. Citizens in Dallas Ceremony

"A citizenship ceremony in the federal courthouse in Dallas on Thursday paid special homage to the “most vulnerable” newcomers to the United States — those granted asylum from persecution back in their native lands. Among them was Roseline Ngaaje, a teacher and women’s...

Kids Seen More Often in Immigration Court

"In a Dallas federal immigration courtroom, children as young as 12 are increasingly taking center stage. They are part of a troubling rise in unaccompanied minors charged with coming into Texas illegally — boys and girls in search of a childhood, fleeing violence or desperate to reunite...

Federal Judge Mulls Dallas DACA Lawsuit by ICE

"A federal judge is expected to rule within a few weeks or even days on whether Congress has the primary right to amend deportation processes that create benefits for young immigrants, after a hearing Monday in a Dallas district court. Ten U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement agents, including...

Asylum Requests From Mexico Triple, But Chances Aren't Good

"Bety, who asked for anonymity, is one of thousands of Mexicans displaced by Mexico’s drug-related violence. Enough Mexicans are now fleeing that they’ve become the second-largest nationality, after the Chinese, to seek U.S. asylum, according to the United Nations. Over a five-year period...

Harvard Grad Wins Double Award: Fellowship and DACA

" Pierre Berastaín has focused his energies on what connects us, what restores us and what fortifies us. The graduate of R. L. Turner High in Carrollton is co-founder of the Boston-based Restorative Justice Collaborative . He’s working on his second degree at Harvard, at the Divinity...