Several nonprofits, local governments and philanthropy organizations have formed Texas Counts, a coalition aimed at ensuring an accurate census count in 2020, which could affect representation in Congress and billions in federal funding.
by Neena Satija, Karoun Demirjian, Abigail Hauslohner and Josh Dawsey, The Washington Post
Interviews, emails and memos detailing the strategy show that officials knew that without enough beds in government shelters, children would languish in Border Patrol stations not equipped to care for them.
Texas voters from the two major parties are split on a range of immigration issues, including immigration policy, deportations and bilingual education, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.
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.
Gov. Greg Abbott in 2016 threatened to pull Texas from a refugee resettlement program. But Austin Mayor Steve Adler thinks refugees benefit his city. A new White House plan could mean a state could ban refugees even when a city is prepared to welcome them.