It’s as if state lawmakers owned an amusement park with a roller coaster that chucks a few riders to their deaths every month: We should fix that, they say periodically.
Texas state officials and legislators refuse to fund the state's child welfare system, then try to shift the blame when it fails....Read More
The agency’s blanket ban on issuing certifications puts an already vulnerable group in a precarious situation.
For the past eight months, Texas Child Protective Services has quietly rejected requests for help from undocumented children who are the victims of crime....Read More
In the last month, the number of congregations offering to provide shelter to immigrants has more than doubled across the country to 450.
“I think a lot of the faithful in the coming years are going to be compelled to follow the mandates of their faith rather than the law of the land.”...Read More
More than 2.6 million Americans and 287,000 Texans are paid at or below the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Hundreds of Texas workers joined a national day of action for a $15 minimum wage and union representation despite a political climate hostile to labor....Read More
Attendees carried signs that read 'Build bridges, not walls,' 'Viva La Frontera' and 'Love is Unity.'
About four dozen people held hands as a symbol of camaraderie Saturday morning at the international bridge that divides Presidio, Texas, and Ojinaga, Mexico...Read More
Demonstrators held signs reading 'We stand with our Muslim neighbors,' 'Jews reject Trump' and "you make America great.'
A crowd of 300 Austin demonstrators gathered Friday at Nueces Mosque to show solidarity with Muslim Americans after a spate of anti-Muslim incidents....Read More
As political leaders argue over the crisis at the Texas-Mexico border, local communities and nonprofits carry the weight.
Busy obsessing over border security, Texas have ignored the humanitarian crisis in the Rio Grande Valley, leaving cash-strapped charities to do the work....Read More
A new national survey found that 40 percent of female fast-food workers reported being sexually harassed on the job.
A new national survey found that 40 percent of female fast-food workers reported being sexually harassed on the job....Read More
Critics say the orders aren't necessarily irrelevant just because they’re old.
The last Texas districts remaining under decades-old desegregation orders are working to get out from under them. But are the orders irrelevant just because the...Read More