, a senior at the University of Texas, is returning to The Texas Tribune as a reporting fellow after working as an investigative reporter in the spring. She spent her summer at the The Wall Street Journal and previously interned at the Texas Standard,The Austin Chronicle and the Human Rights Clinic at the UT School of Law. At UT, she co-founded a breaking news platform for Central Texas’ Spanish-speaking community, and she reported for The Daily Texan. Acacia is fluent in Spanish and French.
The camp began forming last summer in Matamoros, Mexico, and now an estimated 2,000 people, many of them children, live in squalid conditions as they wait weeks or months to request U.S. asylum. Full Story
The Trump administration's policy to deny asylum to migrants who didn't seek protections elsewhere is now being enforced. Immigration attorneys warn the new rule could forever diminish U.S. asylum policy. Full Story
Abbott's tweet doesn't reveal the reason the Odessa man failed the background check or how he obtained the gun used in the mass shooting. Police say the gunman and his company both called 911 shortly before the rampage. Full Story
State Rep. Eric Johnson said he plans to file legislation that would halt the practice of soliciting letters from elected officials supporting or opposing housing developments being considered for federal tax credits. Full Story