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.
The encampment is a makeshift shelter surrounded by fencing and razor wire where migrants are held when Border Patrol stations can't hold more people. Border Patrol agents say it's a temporary solution amid a surge of undocumented immigration.