The dramatic about-face comes just one day after President Trump signed an executive order ending his administration’s widely denounced practice of separating families apprehended at the Mexico border.
Texas' Hispanic population increased from 9.7 million in 2010 to 11.1 million last year, according to new census population estimates. Meanwhile, the state's white population has increased by about 458,000 people.
Male Republicans support separating families trying to cross illegally into the U.S. from Mexico, but most other groups — and Texas voters overall — do not, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.
Many of the thousands of children separated from their parents at the southern border under a Trump administration “zero-tolerance” policy will end up in a Texas facility with a long history health and safety deficiencies.
President Donald Trump has signed an executive order he says will "keep the families together" when they're apprehended illegally crossing the border. But that does little for families who have already been split apart.
After a report from the newspaper revealing mishaps in the state's managed health care program, lawmakers pushed for answers from representatives from state agencies and private companies involved in the matter.
The lawsuit argues that the constitutional rights of the families were violated by the Trump administration's policy and asks that the parents be reunited with their children, one as young as 2 years old.
After initially being turned away at the border in El Paso, two families were allowed to enter the United States Wednesday to seek asylum with help from Ruben Garcia, the director of a local shelter who has made a practice of escorting immigrants across the bridge.
Austin-based Southwest Key Programs has been paid hundreds of millions of dollars to care for thousands of immigrant children in federal custody. Founder Juan Sanchez says about 10 percent of the children the nonprofit cares for were separated from their parents.
The state's biggest city is competing against Miami Beach and Milwaukee. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner made the announcement Wednesday and indicated the city will also go after the 2024 GOP convention.