Immigration

Marjorie Kamys Cotera for The Texas Tribune

TribCast: A new name in the speaker's race, an ouster at Texas Tech

On this week's TribCast, Emily talks to Evan, Patrick and Dave about Travis Clardy's addition to the House Speaker's race, the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey, Chancellor Robert Duncan's surprise ouster from the Texas Tech University System and the Tribune's latest coverage of families divided at the border.

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"Where is my son?": A migrant father was deported in May. His son is still in a Texas shelter.

David Xol and his 7-year-old son, Byron, spent three days in a wooden crate on their way to the U.S. in May. After being separated from his son at the border, Xol was sent back to a remote village in the highlands of Guatemala. He has no idea when Byron is coming home.

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Verónica G. Cárdenas for The Texas Tribune

"It's humiliating": Released immigrants describe life with ankle monitors

The devices are a better option than detention, but they disrupt almost every aspect of daily life, from sleeping and exercising to buying groceries and getting a job, according to more than a dozen attorneys, immigrant advocates and Central American asylum-seekers.

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Illegal border crossings drop for second month in a row

Homeland Security Press Secretary Tyler Houlton hailed the numbers as evidence that the Trump administration’s recent crackdown at the border has deterred immigrants from trying to cross into the country illegally.

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