Patricia Clarembaux and Almudena Toral, Univision, Aug. 6, 2020
"Workers at a potato processing plant in Texas face abuse by their employers but choose to stay silent out of fear of losing their H-2A visas. Most are unaware they’re even victims...
This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 04/30/2020
"On June 27, 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published a notice in the Federal Register (84 FR 30745), requesting public comments regarding the construction...
GAO, Apr. 9, 2020
"BORDER SECURITY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Management of a Temporary Facility in Texas Raised Concerns about Resources Used
The number of people U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) apprehended on the southwest...
Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press, Jan. 10, 2020
"Texas will no longer accept the resettlement of new refugees, becoming the first state known to do so under a recent Trump administration order, Gov. Greg Abbott said Friday. ... It wasn’t...
Michael Hall, Texas Monthly, Dec. 19, 2019
"O n Monday morning, Pedro Villalobos stood in front of his new boss, Margaret Moore, the Travis County district attorney. The young lawyer, who wore a dark blue suit and a tie adorned with sunflowers...
Zolan Kanno-Youngs, New York Times, Dec. 26, 2019
"Eminent domain lawyers and scholars said in interviews that landowners along the border have limited options once they receive a request from the government. They can voluntarily allow the authorities...
Adolfo Flores, BuzzFeed News, Sept. 11, 2019
"Tent border courts for asylum-seekers forced to return to Mexico under a Trump administration policy have opened for hearings Wednesday in Laredo, Texas — but few got to see inside as the public...
Texas Civil Rights Project, Aug. 19, 2019
Read the Original Complaint here.
McAllen, Texas — The Texas Civil Rights Project and the Escamilla Law Firm filed a lawsuit against the federal government...
Cedar Attanasio, Garance Burke and Martha Mendoza, Associated Press, June 21, 2019
"A 2-year-old boy locked in detention wants to be held all the time. A few girls, ages 10 to 15, say they’ve been doing their best to feed and soothe the clingy...
Every year around this time I remind readers: "In 1997, U.S. Marines patrolling the Texas-Mexican border as part of the war on drugs shot and killed Esequiel Hernández, Jr. Mistaken for a drug runner, the 18 year old was, in fact, a U.S. citizen...
Earthjustice, Feb. 12, 2019
"Earthjustice released a report that highlights how a migrant detention center for unaccompanied children is slated to be placed on top of a former landfill and could have damaging effects on children’s health...
Gus Bova, The Texas Observer, Feb. 1, 2019
" Late Monday evening, attorneys for the National Butterfly Center asked a federal judge to block the Trump administration from building a border wall at the refuge or using the center’s property...
"One of the obvious advantages of living within a gated community is
the sense of security. But what if you live on the wrong side of the
gate? Consider the plight of Tim Loop, 47, who lives on his family farm in
Brownsville, at the southernmost...
Melissa del Bosque, Texas Observer, July 14, 2017 - "For at least six months, private contractors and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials have been quietly preparing to build the first piece of President Trump’s border wall through...
"A lawsuit contends the state of Texas is routinely discriminating against the U.S.-born children of undocumented immigrant parents by denying them birth certificates.
According to the civil lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Austin...