Construction of the facilities, commonly referred to as a “tent cities” is a response to the ongoing crush of migrants, mainly from Central America, who continue to cross into Texas after traveling through Mexico.
by Reis Thebault and Michael Brice-Saddler, The Washington Post
As record numbers of Central American families cross the U.S.-Mexico border, Attorney General William P. Barr issued a policy reversal for asylum seekers who have already established “a credible fear of persecution or torture” in their home countries.
This week is one of the busiest shopping seasons on the border, but after hundreds of federal agents were diverted from international bridges to help with a surge of migrants, retailers and other businesses are fretting about how hours-long wait times will impact them.
Asylum seekers and immigrant advocates celebrated the temporary halt of a controversial Trump policy forcing migrants to wait in Mexico until their hearing dates, but the court ruling doesn't address those already sent across the border.
President Donald Trump backed down from his threat on Thursday to close the southern border immediately, telling reporters at the White House that he is giving Mexico a one-year warning before taking action.
Federal agencies have redirected agents to deal with a growing wave of migrants, and the president is threatening to close the border. Meanwhile, local shelters face a daily dilemma: 500 to 600 new arrivals who need somewhere to go.
The vice president's trip comes as officials grapple with an influx of migrants at the Texas-Mexico border. He will also visit College Station for an event on the vice presidency at the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.
On this week’s TribCast, Emily talks to Ross, Dave and Alexa about the immigration crisis in El Paso, Congress’ investigation of the state’s voter roll review and culture wars heating up at the Texas Capitol.
Republican state senators passed a resolution that would declare a crisis at the Texas-Mexico border and request Congress to fully fund border security measures. Democratic senators say they never saw the measure until it hit the floor.
The former congressman and U.S. Senate nominee held the first of three Saturday launch rallies in his hometown of El Paso, and planned gatherings later in the day at Texas Southern University in Houston and at the Texas Capitol in Austin.
by Robert Moore and Maria Sacchetti, The Washington Post
Jakelin Caal Maquin had a "rapidly progressive infection" that led to liver failure after she and her father were apprehended crossing into the United States illegally. An autopsy report did not resolve disputes over whether she was taken to the hospital quickly enough.