RACE & IMMIGRATION

Students Protest Ahead of Obama's Civil Rights Speech

Patrick Fierro and other activists chant during a protest at the University of Texas at Austin on April 9, 2014. They were protesting the Obama administration's record on deportations.
Patrick Fierro and other activists chant during a protest at the University of Texas at Austin on April 9, 2014. They were protesting the Obama administration's record on deportations.

The day before President Obama speaks at the Civil Rights Summit, a group of about 30 protesters took aim at the president’s record on deportations during a demonstration at the University of Texas at Austin.

 

In Austin, Castro, Barbour Call for Immigration Reform

Mayor Julian Castro and former Governor of Mississippi Haley Barbour, speak to media during the Civil Rights Summit on April 8th, 2014
Mayor Julian Castro and former Governor of Mississippi Haley Barbour, speak to media during the Civil Rights Summit on April 8th, 2014

At the Civil Rights Summit in Austin, Democratic San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro and former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, a Republican, both expressed optimism that Congress could pass comprehensive immigration reform this year.

Rolando Pablos: The TT Interview

Rolando Pablos
Rolando Pablos

The CEO of the Borderplex Alliance on what El Paso needs to do to shed its reputation as a hub for low-skilled and low-wage industries, why he thinks the war in Ciudad Juárez is officially over and his thoughts on immigration reform.

TribuneFest: Education and the New Texas

At our 2/27 symposium on demographic change at the University of Texas at El Paso, I talked education with TEA Commissioner Michael Williams, UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa, Higher Ed Coordinating Board Chair Harold Hahn and San Elizario ISD Superintendent Sylvia Hopp.

 

Amarillo Struggles to Handle Influx of Refugees

Volunteer Jennifer Butler, second from left, works with Somali immigrants Saharlo Adlle, from left, Zainab Botnb and Ikyan Seer during an English as a second language class at an apartment complex in Amarillo on Feb. 15.
Volunteer Jennifer Butler, second from left, works with Somali immigrants Saharlo Adlle, from left, Zainab Botnb and Ikyan Seer during an English as a second language class at an apartment complex in Amarillo on Feb. 15.

Amarillo receives a higher ratio of new refugees to the existing population than any other Texas city. Local officials are worried that the refugee population is straining the city’s resources.