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.
The man, whose immigration case received "administrative closure" from a U.S. judge, was detained by Border Patrol agents at a highway checkpoint. Lawyers say the agents went too far, but federal officials say otherwise.
In late March, more than 700 officers from ports of entry in El Paso; Laredo; Tucson, Arizona; and San Diego were reassigned amid the growing number of migrants arriving at the country’s southern border.
The Trump administration had stopped holding families at the Karnes County Residential Center in the spring, saying it coudn't transport migrants there because of a record influx of families at the border.
The Texas economy relies heavily on temporary work visas, like H-1Bs, to hire highly trained, highly skilled employees from abroad. But H-1Bs have been subject to tougher scrutiny, with denial rates on the uptick.
After passing a policy requiring asylum seekers to wait in Mexico until their cases can be heard, the administration has erected the tent complexes so immigration judges in San Antonio can hold hearings remotely.
Castro hasn’t always been a liberal darling on border issues: In 2013, he gave a full-throated endorsement of the border and immigration policies advocated by Obama and touted the completion of enforcement measures that included fencing along the U.S-Mexico border.