On Tuesday, more than 170 organizations representing criminal justice, immigration reform and faith-based groups sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, urging the Department of Justice to end prosecutions for illegal entry and re-entry.
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On Wednesday, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton asked U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman to dismiss the lawsuit undocumented immigrant families have brought against the state for withholding birth certificates from their U.S.-born kids.
Two legislators have weighed in on the controversy over Texas’ refusal to grant birth certificates to some children of undocumented families. On Wednesday, Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen, vice chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, sent a letter to Texas Department of State Health Services Commissioner Kirk Cole, referencing an Observer story published online Monday. State Rep. Ramon Romero Jr., D-Fort Worth, also sent a letter Cole.
According to a new report, unions that represent U.S. Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents are working in tandem with anti-immigrant groups to undermine immigration policies and promote anti-immigrant views.
Texas has become the epicenter of immigrant family detention, where many families are detained in prison-like conditions and exploited by local judges.
The world’s largest for-profit prison has minimal oversight, overcharged the federal government by $2.1 million, arbitrarily punishes protesting inmates and suffers from severe understaffing, according to a report released Thursday morning by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Inspector General.
In a heated discussion with ICE Director Paula Saldaña, Houston Congressman John Culberson wondered why the U.S. lets so many immigrant detention beds go empty.
After reporting a 4,500-word story on her firsthand experience inside Karnes, paralegal Victoria Rossi found her access denied because of a technicality.
As Willacy County faces a gaping hole in its budget, $128 million in debt still owed on Tent City, and the loss of its largest employer, I’d come to find out if the prison that was supposed to be the county’s economic salvation would end up being its undoing.
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.