Jorge Cancino, Patricia Clarembaux, Univision, June 17, 2021
"The announcement made last week by the governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, that he will implement an immigration plan on the southern border that includes continuing with the construction...
Paul J. Weber, Associated Press, June 11, 2021
"Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has offered no details on his plans to construct new barriers along the border with Mexico while also launching an aggressive campaign to arrest migrants —...
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...
UT Law Immigration Clinic, Grassroots Leadership, Mar. 30, 2021
"The story of the T. Don Hutto (“Hutto”) immigration detention center is a story of women deprived of their liberty and dignity in the pursuit of profits for the private...
Dianne Solis, Dallas Morning News, Dec. 11, 2020
"DACA still faces a huge challenge: On Dec. 22, a federal judge is scheduled to hold a hearing on its legality in a case brought by the state of Texas. The hearing before U.S. District Judge Andrew...
Chris Barncard, Univ. of Wisc.-Madison, Dec. 7, 2020
"Crime rates among undocumented immigrants are just a fraction of those of their U.S.-born neighbors, according to a first-of-its-kind analysis of Texas arrest and conviction records. Compared...
Here's the headline: "ICE is Using Torture Against Cameroonian Immigrants to Coerce Deportation, According to New Complaint Filed by Immigrant Rights Groups"
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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...