The United States has a long history of taking in people fleeing dangerous countries, but we also have a history of locking down the borders for fear of foreign...Read More
Thanks to an impending TEA district takeover, the state was in a position to end its legal troubles with Progreso ISD simply by replacing the school district’...Read More
The process of retiring from the Texas Civil Rights Project, which I founded 25 years ago, has given me the opportunity to reflect on my career as a human right...Read More
Settle in this holiday season with a few staff-selected favorites from the last year. We'll be counting down with one story a day from now till the end of 2015....Read More
Researchers found that detained migrants in the Rio Grande Valley are held in overcrowded, freezing rooms — without beds — for days at a time.
Analyzing 2013 CBP data, Washington D.C.’s American Immigration Council found that individuals are frequently held in freezing rooms, known in Spanish as hiel...Read More
No statement from the Governor’s Mansion in the last year summoned as much bile in my well-worn throat as Abbott’s vociferous declarations that Texas would ...Read More
Dozens of activists gathered for a public hearing and press conference in Austin on Wednesday, hoping to block family detention centers from becoming licensed c...Read More
Despite an uncertain welcome in Texas, these Syrian families are trying to rebuild their lives after fleeing civil unrest and violence half a world away.
The Al Afandi family is part of an exodus of four million displaced Syrian refugees (there are an estimated 7.6 million internally displaced within Syria). Most...Read More