Tag Archives: Immigration
Escobar said she hopes to be a check on Trump’s worst tendencies and “push back against the politics of hatred” in Congress.
In the nearly 175 years since Texas joined the union, the state has sent more 300 representatives to Congress, but none have been Latina — until now. As of 8:...Read More
Listen to reporter Melissa del Bosque and Harper's editor Rachel Poser discuss del Bosque's groundbreaking feature, “Checkpoint Nation.”
On October 8, the Texas Observer published a powerful look at what’s come to be known as the border zone — a buffer of about 100 miles that runs along a...Read More
As public attention shifts to a caravan of Central American migrants, many families remain locked up three months after being reunified. Meanwhile, the Trump administration is considering detaining future asylum-seekers indefinitely.
As public attention shifts to a caravan of Central American migrants, many families remain locked up three months after being reunified. Meanwhile, the Trump ad...Read More
A new petition with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights “highlights the reality of the U.S. working hand in glove with the Mexicans to completely shut down bridges.”
Elsa, a Guatemalan living in Southern Mexico, knew something was wrong. Her husband began traveling a lot without explanation, and physically abusing her and th...Read More
Following an Observer report, Joaquin Castro asked ICE to explain “inconsistencies” in the agency’s statements and why it wasn’t “forthcoming” about a crash involving separated mothers.
Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro sent a letter Wednesday to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement demanding an explanation for the agency’s misleading ...Read More
"El choque fue muy fuerte, como si nos fuéramos a voltear”, dijo una madre. “No hubo un choque”, dijo ICE.
Read in English here. El 18 de julio, una camioneta de carga que transportaba a ocho madres centroamericanas separadas de sus hijos bajo la política de “tole...Read More
The for-profit Karnes County facility is a hotspot in a nationwide fight against swift deportations of reunified families, who may have had their rights violated while detained.
As the Trump administration fights in court for the right to immediately deport reunified families, it’s setting up a deportation factory in South Texas to ca...Read More
Latino Lawmakers Call for State-Funded Immigration Representation, More Oversight of Detention Centers
In response to Trump’s family separations and detention, Texas Democrats are pressing for changes to state law and a potential crackdown on the private prison industry.
A coalition of civil rights groups and Texas Democrats laid out a plan Tuesday for responding to the federal government’s separation and detention of migrant ...Read More