Tribpedia: Immigration

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More than 1 million undocumented immigrants live in Texas, according to the Migration Policy Institute

Because of its proximity to Mexico, Texas is second only to California in the number of undocumented immigrants who live in the state. 

Since the U.S. Congress in 2006 sparked national debate about illegal immigration, the state's immigration policies have become a matter ...

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Border Coalition: Security Strategy Falling Short

After narcotics seizures surged 45 percent in 2010, the Laredo Customs District saw a relatively minimal increase in contraband intercepted at its ports in 2011. But others aren't sure the federal government should applaud so loudly about the Laredo district figures, saying efforts on the whole are lacking. The Texas Border Coalition released a scathing report last week noting that the current strategy doesn’t hinder cartels from moving their products.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 1/9/12

Tan and Root on the Texas presidential candidates returning to the state where Rick Perry started his campaign, Philpott on Perry's swipes at Mitt Romney, Ramshaw on Griffin Perry's tweets, M. Smith on the next round of fights over student testing, E. Smith's TribLive interview with Michael Quinn Sullivan, yours truly on the sliding primary election calendar, Hamilton on higher-education efforts to bolster the Texas work force, Grissom's interview with John Raley, Galbraith on the greenhouse gas wars and Aguilar on making it easier for immigrants to return to the U.S.: The best of our best content from January 9 to 13, 2012.

Immigration Proposal Not Seen as Major Step

The Obama administration is touting a plan to ease restrictions on illegal immigrants trying to re-enter the U.S. after applying for legal status. The administration says several immigrant families will benefit from the plan, which would allow the applicant to apply for a re-entry waiver before leaving the country. But some caution that the plan shouldn't be oversold as a major step in reform. 

Immigration protest at Texas Capitol. February 22nd, 2011
Immigration protest at Texas Capitol. February 22nd, 2011

Arpaio Investigation Drawing Mixed Reviews

While some immigration advocates are hailing the Obama administration's condemnation of alleged civil rights abuses by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, others question the timing. Was it just a ploy to curry political favor with Hispanic voters, or is immigration reform in sight? 

A U.S. Army Soldier of the Texas Army National Guard and Senior Patrol Agent Chad Wamsley, U.S. Border Patrol, observe as Ricky I, a Belgian Malinois detection dog, checks a tractor-trailer truck for indications of drugs or concealed people at the U.S. Border Patrol's Interstate 35 checkpoint north of Laredo, Texas, July 14, 2006.
A U.S. Army Soldier of the Texas Army National Guard and Senior Patrol Agent Chad Wamsley, U.S. Border Patrol, observe as Ricky I, a Belgian Malinois detection dog, checks a tractor-trailer truck for indications of drugs or concealed people at the U.S. Border Patrol's Interstate 35 checkpoint north of Laredo, Texas, July 14, 2006.

Perry Blasts Obama Over Border National Guard Drawdown

A decision by the White House to reduce the number of National Guard soldiers on the country’s border with Mexico has provoked a fierce but expected reaction from Gov. Rick Perry, a longtime advocate for more boots on the ground in Texas.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 12/5/11

Root on Rick Perry's controversial new ad, Tan on the fallout, Aaronson's map of where the food stamps go, my interview with Stephen Colbert's campaign finance lawyer, Aguilar on the drop in the number of illegal immigrants crossing into Texas, Hamilton on the growth of unregulated colleges, Galbraith's interview with S. David Freeman on the environmental failures of public power, Grissom on the newest state agency and and Hamilton and M. Smith on a sudden change at the top of UT's law school: The best of our best content from December 5 to 9, 2011.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 11/28/11

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.

Updated: Perry Gets Nod From Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who calls himself "America's toughest sheriff," joined Rick Perry on the campaign trail today as the governor aims to mend fences with the GOP voters he has alienated with his moderate stands on illegal immigration. Arpaio, of Arizona, endorsed Perry in the morning and is to appear at two town hall gatherings.