A group of Texans is headed to court in hopes of blocking the Trump administration from including a citizenship question on the 2020 census. Here's a primer on the legal fight and what it could mean for the state.
According to the Department of Health and Human Services’s inspector general report, the separated children include 118 taken between July and early November — after the administration halted a short-lived family separation policy.
As the government shutdown approaches its fifth week, Border Patrol agents still roam the Rio Grande and the international bridges are still open. But some federal immigration proceedings have ground to a halt and thousands of hearings have been canceled.
Kids were brought into the tent city and some were held for months after illegally crossing the border. For seven months, Tornillo was a symbol of the Trump administration's scattershot immigration policies, CityLab writes.
In a televised address ahead of his trip to Texas, the president called border crossings a "humanitarian crisis." But Trump didn't declare an emergency on the U.S.-Mexico border as the weeks-long partial government shutdown continues amid his stalemate with Congress.
After six months of controversy and protests, the tent city erected near a desert port of entry will close after federal officials can find new accommodations for more than 800 unaccompanied minors who crossed the border illegally.
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