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.
Since Donald Trump took office in 2017, his administration has tried to curb migration at the Southwest border. Most migrants cross into Texas — here's how the flow of people intersects with Trump’s policies.
An attorney from the Rio Grande Valley recently pushed back against the Trump administration's Remain in Mexico Policy. She tried to get her client — who was nearly eight months pregnant — paroled and back into Texas.