Texas Reps. John Carter and Sam Johnson’s exit from a bipartisan working group on immigration reform could signify a bigger problem reform’s chances in the next few months — some Republicans in Congress who represent majority-white and heavily conservative constituencies find themselves unable to compromise on this core issue.
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Where is the Catholic Church’s support for immigrants?
The U.S. government deported 387,790 people in 2009, one of them a frightened 22-year-old victim of domestic abuse known, in a lawsuit filed Wednesday, […]
In early May, Ruben Villarreal, Mayor of Rio Grande City, channeled the frustration of many residents in Starr and Hidalgo counties, where a proposed […]
Since 2005, immigration has been criminalized as never before.
Father Alejandro Solalinde isn’t well known in the United States. But in Mexico, he is recognized for his bravery. He dares to speak out about corrupt government officials, and organized crime, and he shelters migrants from the cartels.
What a difference an election makes. Two years ago, Governor Rick Perry made the ban on sanctuary cities a legislative priority, and state Rep. […]
In 2000, my mother, three siblings, and I started a journey that brought us to the United States, where my father waited for us.
Last week the Senate Finance Committee approved the state budget, which the Senate is expected to take up on Wednesday.
A group of conservative religious and business leaders, pushing a set of immigration goals they call the Texas Compact, want to ensure Texas has a role in new immigration laws by lobbying Texas’ federal legislators to get behind reform.