At Thursday's TribLive conversation, Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson, a 2014 candidate for lieutenant governor, explained where he stands of various aspects of immigration policy, including in-state tuition and the DREAM Act.Full Story
Texas was the first state to adopt a law allowing undocumented students to pay in-state tuition rates to attend public universities, adopting HB1403 in 2001.
The measure allows undocumented immigrant students to pay in-state tuition rates if they graduated from high school or received a GED in Texas. They must have lived in the state for three years and sign ...
Like many young immigrants, I am elated over President Obama’s executive order. I share in their joy because I was once in their position.Full Story
In this week's special edition of the TribCast, taped live before an audience at the historic Cactus Cafe, Reeve, Emily, Julian and Ben talk about Texas primaries, the Supreme Court taking up the Arizona immigration law and The Colbert Report.Full Story
UPDATED: Early reports suggest that Supreme Court justices appeared skeptical of the argument that the state of Arizona should not be allowed to question the immigration status of people detained by law enforcement.Full Story
The contributing editor for the Houston Chronicle on her book, which chronicles several practices that first-generation immigrants bring to the U.S.Full Story
The executive director of NALEO's Educational Fund on what it will take to motivate Latinos to vote this year, why immigration isn't the group's only concern and why voter ID legislation is a bad idea.Full Story
Aaronson maps the growth of poverty in Texas, Aguilar on the suicide of an illegal immigrant, Galbraith on the prospect of more rolling blackouts, Grissom on a prosecutor's memory lapse, Hamilton on the prospect of public universities undergoing a sunset review, Murphy's latest awesome redistricting interactive, Ramsey on a stumbling start to the 2012 election season, Root on Rick Perry's latest populist tirade, M. Smith on the boom in for-profit teacher certification programs and Tan on the fight against cervical cancer in ... Africa: The best of our best content from November 28 to December 2, 2011.Full Story
In the wake of an illegal immigrant's suicide last week, Texas groups urging passage of the DREAM Act are aiming to make sure what happened to Joaquin Luna doesn't happen to other students.Full Story
Karla Reséndiz was able to attend UT-Austin because she paid in-state tuition rates — even though she is the child of illegal immigrants. Now, she and others like her are the focus of the latest political battle over immigration.Full Story
A senior member of Texas’ congressional delegation wants to strip the Obama administration of its immigration enforcement duties, alleging the president is attempting to create a “backdoor” amnesty for illegal immigrants.Full Story
An effort by Sen. Brian Birdwell, R-Granbury, to require undocumented Texas students to pay out-of-state tuition rates sparked emotional debate in the Senate today, and forced Birdwell to pull the measure down.Full Story
In Austin, undocumented students spent the week risking deportation to speak publicly about their support of the DREAM Act.Full Story
Senate Republicans voted unanimously against opening debate for the defense authorization bill this afternoon, a move that blocked the so-called DREAM Act, a controversial immigration measure.Full Story
Bill V. Flores, president of University of Houston-Downtown, is joining calls for the passage of the DREAM Act, which clears a path to permanent-residency status for undocumented students.Full Story