The Human Side of Family Separations

By Sang Shin, Attorney When Hurricane Harvey hit Houston last year, people from all over the country poured into the city to help complete strangers. I was so inspired by the selflessness of those who assisted others whose homes were flooded. It made me so proud to be an...

Immigration “loophole” that Trump bemoaned returns after zero tolerance rollback

by David Yaffe-Bellany, The Texas Tribune MCALLEN — After fleeing Guatemala, 25-year-old Silvia Guidel crossed the Rio Grande last month on a raft with her three young daughters, walked in the South Texas heat for nearly an hour, and then turned her family in to U.S. Border...

History shows immigration policy must be tailored to today’s issues

By Charles C. Foster, Houston Chronicle Given the humanitarian crises on our Texas border, addressing the fundamental causes will be difficult. The Trump administration, immigration restrictionists and many Republicans would have us believe illegal immigrants are flooding the...

The Immigration Issue in Eight Charts

By Kathryn Tam and Alicia A. Caldwell, The Wall Street Journal Tens of thousands of unaccompanied children and families, mostly from Central America, cross the Mexican border into the U.S. every year, according to Customs and Border Protection. Nearly all of the families and...

Trump signs order stopping his policy of separating families at border

by Adam Edelman, NBC News President Donald Trump, under mounting political pressure from angry members of his own party, signed an executive order Wednesday reversing his administration’s policy of separating children from their parents at the border and allowing families...

After Senate Failure on Dreamers, Immigration Faces Unclear Path in House

By Natalie Andrews and Kristina Peterson, The Wall Street Journal WASHINGTON—The Senate’s failure to pass immigration legislation this week has alarmed some centrist House Republicans who have been pushing their leaders for months to bring up a bill that would provide legal...

U.S. Senate rejects immigration proposals, continuing limbo for “Dreamers”

By Jilian Aguilar, The Texas Tribune The U.S. Senate on Thursday failed to advance any of the four immigration proposals that lawmakers offered up this week, meaning legislation to protect young undocumented immigrants and bolster border security is again at a standstill. Sixty...

Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding the Creation of the National Vetting Center

Today, President Donald J. Trump signed a National Security Presidential Memorandum to establish a National Vetting Center (NVC) to coordinate the efforts of departments and agencies to better identify individuals seeking to enter the country who present a threat to national...

Former Fort Hood, Texas, soldier pleads guilty to alien smuggling

BROWNSVILLE, Texas — A solider based in Fort Hood, Texas, pleaded guilty Jan. 29 for his role in a conspiracy to transport and harbor illegal aliens, and illegally re-entering the United States after having been deported. This guilty plea was announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K....

In shift, Trump’s DHS is treating interior enforcement as part of its border security mission

By Anna Giaritelli, The Washington Examiner SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS — Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Elaine Duke told a roomful of Border Patrol agents and national law enforcement officers Wednesday that the department will no longer “segregate” interior immigration...
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