Tribpedia: Immigration

More than 1 million undocumented immigrants live in Texas, according to the Migration Policy Institute

Because of its proximity to Mexico, Texas is second only to California in the number of undocumented immigrants who live in the state. 

Since the U.S. Congress in 2006 sparked national debate about illegal immigration, the state's immigration policies have become ...

Often-Deported Killer Sentenced to Life

Juan Francisco de Luna Vasquez has been sentenced to life in prison for the 2015 murder of his estranged wife.
Juan Francisco de Luna Vasquez has been sentenced to life in prison for the 2015 murder of his estranged wife.

A Webb County jury on Thursday sentenced a four-time deported Mexican man to life in prison for the July 2015 murder of his U.S. Citizen wife. Relatives of Angelica Martinez, a mother of three when she was killed, said the case highlights cracks in an immigration system that leads to tragedies like theirs.

Immigrants and activists participate in press conference and rally before the kick-off of a 37-mile march on Nov. 19, 2015, The march is designed to show their support for immigration reform. The marchers planned to walk for three days, from the federal immigration detention facility in Taylor to the Texas Governor's Mansion in downtown Austin.
Immigrants and activists participate in press conference and rally before the kick-off of a 37-mile march on Nov. 19, 2015, The march is designed to show their support for immigration reform. The marchers planned to walk for three days, from the federal immigration detention facility in Taylor to the Texas Governor's Mansion in downtown Austin.

UT Poll: Most Texas Voters Support Banning Muslims, Building Border Wall

A majority of Texas’ registered voters believe Muslims who are not U.S. citizens should be banned from entering the country, according to results of a University of Texas/Texas Politics Project Poll released Tuesday.

Ruperto Escobar on his South Texas ranch along the Rio Grande, the international boundary between the United States and Mexico, in April 2016. For generations, smugglers have used his family's ranch to move people and product across the border, and Escobar doesn't see that changing anytime soon.
Ruperto Escobar on his South Texas ranch along the Rio Grande, the international boundary between the United States and Mexico, in April 2016. For generations, smugglers have used his family's ranch to move people and product across the border, and Escobar doesn't see that changing anytime soon.

A Border Rancher Explains the Art of Survival

For more than two centuries, the Escobar family has ranched along the Rio Grande. For almost as long, smugglers have moved people and product across their property. 

Undocumented youth and allies showed signs to protest the Supreme Court's decision announced on Thursday, which blocked President Obama's DAPA program.
Undocumented youth and allies showed signs to protest the Supreme Court's decision announced on Thursday, which blocked President Obama's DAPA program.

After Deadlock, Undocumented Texans Aim to Fight for Change

Undocumented Texans and immigration reform advocates on Thursday denounced the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on President Obama’s immigration executive order.

In the Roundup: The U.S. Supreme Court issues rulings in two landmark Texas cases, plus members of the state’s congressional delegation take center stage in a protest on the House floor.
In the Roundup: The U.S. Supreme Court issues rulings in two landmark Texas cases, plus members of the state’s congressional delegation take center stage in a protest on the House floor.

Supreme Court Rules on Two Texas Cases (Video)

In the Roundup: The U.S. Supreme Court issues rulings on two landmark Texas cases, plus members of the state’s congressional delegation take center stage in a protest on the U.S. House floor. 

Tomas Martinez, with GLAHR, a grass roots organization from Atlanta, chants to excite the crowd in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Monday, April 18, 2016. Hundreds gathered in front of the U.S. Supreme Court to show their support for President Obama’s immigration executive action as the Court hears oral arguments on the deferred action initiatives, DAPA and expanded DACA.
Tomas Martinez, with GLAHR, a grass roots organization from Atlanta, chants to excite the crowd in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Monday, April 18, 2016. Hundreds gathered in front of the U.S. Supreme Court to show their support for President Obama’s immigration executive action as the Court hears oral arguments on the deferred action initiatives, DAPA and expanded DACA.

Supreme Court Tie Deals Blow to Obama's Immigration Order

Dealing a blow to President Obama’s executive immigration order, the U.S. Supreme Court has deadlocked on a lower court's decision to block the plan, which would've provided relief from deportation and work permits to millions of people.

U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, speaks to a group of Hillary Clinton supporters at a campaign event held at the home of Mark and Sharon Naughton in Iowa City on Aug. 30, 2015.
U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, speaks to a group of Hillary Clinton supporters at a campaign event held at the home of Mark and Sharon Naughton in Iowa City on Aug. 30, 2015.

GOP Insists Library of Congress Retain "Illegal Aliens"

U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro on Thursday lost his battle with Congressional Republicans that want to stop the U.S. Library of Congress from removing controversial immigration terms from its search headings.

Tomas Martinez, with GLAHR, a grass roots organization from Atlanta, chants to excite the crowd in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Monday, April 18, 2016. Hundreds gathered in front of the U.S. Supreme Court to show their support for President Obama’s immigration executive action as the Court hears oral arguments on the deferred action initiatives, DAPA and expanded DACA.
Tomas Martinez, with GLAHR, a grass roots organization from Atlanta, chants to excite the crowd in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Monday, April 18, 2016. Hundreds gathered in front of the U.S. Supreme Court to show their support for President Obama’s immigration executive action as the Court hears oral arguments on the deferred action initiatives, DAPA and expanded DACA.

After Outcry, Judge Delays Sanctions in Immigration Case

The Texas-based judge that earlier this year put a hold on President Obama’s executive order on immigration decided on Tuesday to also suspend a controversial punishment he had recently issued to the administration’s attorneys.

 

Group gathered from all around Texas and marched to the Governor's Mansion to show their support fro DACA and DAPA
Group gathered from all around Texas and marched to the Governor's Mansion to show their support fro DACA and DAPA

Civil Rights Groups Ask Appeals Court to Block Judge's Immigration Order

A coalition of civil and immigrant rights groups on Friday asked an appeals court to stop a federal judge’s order that requires the Obama administration to turn over the confidential information of thousands of undocumented immigrants.

Hundreds gathered in front of the U.S. Supreme Court to show their support for President Obama’s immigration executive action as the Court hears oral arguments on the action in Washington, D.C., on April 18, 2016.
Hundreds gathered in front of the U.S. Supreme Court to show their support for President Obama’s immigration executive action as the Court hears oral arguments on the action in Washington, D.C., on April 18, 2016.

Obama's Lawyers Ask Texas Judge To Rethink Immigration Order

The Obama administration has asked a Brownsville-based judge to rethink an order that requires the federal government to turn over the private information of thousands of undocumented immigrants.

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, which sits two blocks from Bridge of the Americas in El Paso, is one of several shelters in place for Cuban immigrants that have been arriving to Texas in record numbers.
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, which sits two blocks from Bridge of the Americas in El Paso, is one of several shelters in place for Cuban immigrants that have been arriving to Texas in record numbers.

El Paso Port Seeing Surge of Cuban Migrants

As El Paso draws record numbers of Cubans seeking refuge, the city's Democratic congressman said he favors repealing a decades-old provision that gives those migrants a special status here. 

Protestors left their signs on the fence surrounding the South Texas Family Residential Center near Dilley, Texas on May 2, 2015.
Protestors left their signs on the fence surrounding the South Texas Family Residential Center near Dilley, Texas on May 2, 2015.

State Sued for Licensing Detention Center

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A nonprofit organization has sued the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services for issuing a temporary child-care license to an immigration detention facility that hold women and children from Central America.