The plaintiffs in the case include a Haitian ethics teacher fleeing political persecution, a Honduran national who alleges persecution for being gay and asylum seekers from Mexico, El Salvador, Venezuela and Cuba.
Though the DACA program is still in effect, thousands demonstrated in El Paso and elsewhere across the country to demand Congress come up with a legislative fix to protect the young undocumented immigrants known as "Dreamers."
U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who President Donald Trump once asserted could not be fair to him because of Curiel's Mexican heritage, has ruled in favor of the White House in a lawsuit over construction of a border wall.
Only 30 percent of Texas voters believe the United States admits the right number of legal immigrants, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll, while 42 percent think the number is too high.
Federal legislation to protect young undocumented immigrants and bolster border security is again at a standstill after the U.S. Senate on Thursday failed to advance any of four proposals on the issue.
by Ed O'Keefe and Matt Zapotosky, The Washington Post
A federal judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked moves to end an Obama-era program shielding young foreign-born “dreamers” from deportation — though he recognized that the administration “indisputably” has the authority to do so.
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, on Thursday said that the results of an FBI investigation into the death of a Border Patrol agent should serve as a reminder that people should not draw conclusions before having all the information.
Federal officials said this week that a change to how the federal government decides asylum cases is meant to stamp out fraud. But immigration attorneys and human rights watchdogs said the policy would probably do more harm than good.