Tag Archives: Immigration and Customs Enforcement
A hearing in federal court Monday gave a clearer picture of which parents will be reunited with their kids under 5 years old, as well as those who might never be.
As a lawsuit over reunification of immigrant families separated at the border plays out in federal court, the Trump administration on Monday gave us a first gli...Read More
At once personal and political, this nuanced book is a sober reminder that today’s immigration challenges are the result of decades of misguided American policy.
If ever there were a time to read Alfredo Corchado’s latest book, Homelands: Four Friends, Two Countries, and the Fate of the Great Mexican-American Migration...Read More
ICE Criminal Investigators Ask to Be Distanced from Detentions, Deportations in Letter to Kirstjen Nielsen
Nearly 20 ICE regional supervisors say the agency’s controversial detention and deportation policies have made it hard for them to conduct investigations into threats to national security.
A majority of ICE’s top criminal investigation agents are asking Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to spin their division off from the agency. In a...Read More
Willacy County officials, ICE and a private prison company are set to ink a new deal within days that would resurrect one of the nation’s most troubled immigrant detention centers.
New 1,000-Bed ICE Lockup Set to Open on Site of Notorious ‘Tent City’ in South Texas Willacy County officials, ICE and a private prison company are set to i...Read More
In the face of activist pressure, commissioners voted to end the county’s involvement in the incarceration of immigrant mothers and women at the 512-bed T. Don Hutto Detention Facility.
In a victory for immigrant advocates in a conservative, law-and-order community, the Williamson County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted to cut ties with a d...Read More
“Every minute that I am separated from my kids is anguish,” says a Guatemalan mom who’s been apart from her kids for more than a month and isn’t even sure where they are.
A Guatemalan mother and her three children had already spent two weeks in a for-profit family detention center in South Texas when U.S. immigration authorities ...Read More
The gubernatorial candidate’s relative border hawkishness has clashed with the realities of a Democratic primary. With a first debate looming, what exactly does he believe?
Andrew White was just like you or me — if you or I were a millionaire Houston investor born to a former Texas governor. Then, late last year, everything chang...Read More
In Houston, a lack of transparency and poor communication between immigration and criminal courts has created a civil rights nightmare and a clog in the system.
Abysmal record-keeping and an increasingly secretive immigration force have created a catch-22 for undocumented defendants accused of low-level crimes in Housto...Read More
In the past, ICE regularly wasted local resources by not following up on its own detainer requests. Now, that information is secret.
The use of immigration detainers — requests for jails to hold immigrants for an extra 48 hours so they can potentially be deported — has spiked in Texas sin...Read More