Beefing up border security means an increasingly military-style presence on the ground and in the air. The Observer investigates a surge that puts immigrants in the crosshairs.
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Asylum-seeking women and children are locked in detention facilities and charged such high immigration bonds that they can’t get out. Eventually, the mothers become desperate, give up their asylum claims and agree to be deported.
Dan Patrick wants to extend the National Guard presence on the Texas border, illustrating his shifting rhetoric & foreshadowing conflict with the House.
When we write certain people—black, brown, poor—out of the Texas myth, policymakers tend to make decisions that benefit the few.
The Texas answer to New Mexico’s “Breaking Bad” was old Hollywood all the way.
Let the bashing of public schools, immigrants and any limitations whatsoever on guns begin.
Less obvious was the border as a place, home to millions of people charting a future within the paradox that is the border—desperately poor but highly lucrative; largely ignored while occupying a mythical place in the popular imagination.
The well-known citizen journalist behind the Twitter handle @Miut3 was reportedly kidnapped and killed Wednesday in the border city of Reynosa.
For a long time, Jerry Patterson has been one of the few voices in the Texas GOP arguing for pragmatism on border security and immigration. Now he’s leaving, and he’s not too optimistic about anyone taking his place.
Members of the National Guard contingent that Governor Perry sent to the border have fallen on hard times, according to one Rio Grande Valley TV station.