Texas Sues Biden Administration Over Asylum Rule, Saying Phone App Encourages Illegal Immigration

The state of Texas is suing the Biden administration in an attempt to have a newly-introduced asylum rule thrown out, saying a phone app used by migrants to set up appointments at the border to seek entry into the United States is encouraging illegal immigration.

  • May 24, 2023
  • 10:26 AM

Supreme Court Wrestles Over Biden’s Immigration Enforcement Policy

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday on whether the Biden administration has the right to decide which undocumented immigrants federal agents should prioritize for deportation.

  • Nov 29, 2022
  • 5:58 PM

2022 Elections: Latinos See Gains, But Many Races Still Too Close to Call

Latinos were running for top offices across 44 states, with political observers predicting a “historic” rise in Latino representation. Some elections have yet to be called, but even still, Latinos have made clear gains throughout the government.

  • Nov 9, 2022
  • 12:43 PM

US Will Resume Policy for Asylum-Seekers to Wait in Mexico

Migrants seeking to enter the United States will again have to stay in Mexico as they await immigration hearings, as the Biden administration reluctantly announced plans Thursday to accept the Trump-era policy and agreed to Mexico’s conditions for resuming it.

  • Dec 2, 2021
  • 2:50 PM

Biden Rule to Shield DREAMers Seeks to Bypass Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Monday renewed efforts to shield hundreds of thousands of immigrants who came to the United States as young children from deportation, the latest maneuver in a long-running drama over the policy’s legality.

  • Sep 28, 2021
  • 4:11 PM

Texas, Louisiana Sue US Government Over Deportation Holds

DALLAS (AP) — Texas and Louisiana sued the federal government Tuesday alleging immigration authorities have declined to take custody of people who have been convicted of crimes and could be subject to deportation.

  • Apr 7, 2021
  • 5:16 PM

Beyond Round One: What Biden Must Do Next on Immigration

We need a presidential administration that is prepared to dismantle cruel and inhumane detention and deportation policies and detention centers and reunite families who have been separated.

  • Feb 8, 2021
  • 3:21 PM

Judge Bars Biden From Enforcing 100-Day Deportation Ban

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday barred the U.S. government from enforcing a 100-day deportation moratorium that is a key immigration priority of President Joe Biden.

  • Jan 26, 2021
  • 4:42 PM

El Paso Battling Mass Wave of Coronavirus Deaths, as US Latino Death Toll Nears 51,000

As the death toll among Latinos killed by COVID-19 nears 51,000, El Pasoans are battling a growing wave of death and illness from the coronavirus.

  • Nov 19, 2020
  • 10:51 AM

The Politics of the 2020 Census

The citizenship question is another effort to slow the Latino population engine and forestall the demographic reality.

  • May 23, 2019
  • 10:31 AM

Dear Julián Castro: You Should Have Focused on Texas First (OPINION)

If only he thought locally first.

  • Jan 23, 2019
  • 9:36 AM

Nine DACA Recipients Along With Three Allies Arrested at Trump Tower Sit-In

This happened minutes after Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ DACA announcement.

  • Sep 5, 2017
  • 1:39 PM

Federal Judge Blocks Key Parts of Texas’ SB4 ‘Show Me Your Papers’ Law

A big win for immigrant rights groups.

  • Aug 30, 2017
  • 9:21 PM

Immigration Rights Advocates Are Ready to Fight If President Trump Decides to End DACA

“We are not going to be thrown back into the shadows.”

  • Aug 25, 2017
  • 6:05 PM

DACA Recipient to Texas AG Paxton: ‘No Human Is Illegal. We Fought for DACA. And We Won It.’

Damaris Gonzalez asks Paxton why does he want to deport her and thousands of others.

  • Aug 8, 2017
  • 5:52 PM

Undocumented Youth and Allies Released, Following Civil Disobedience Protest at State Capitol

Four immigrant youth with DACA were arrested yesterday, calling for permanent protection, dignity and respect for all 11 million undocumented immigrants.

  • Jul 27, 2017
  • 4:34 PM

Texas Sues Austin, Travis County and Even MALDEF Because Why the F Not?

The defendants are “are publicly hostile to cooperation with federal immigration enforcement.”

  • May 8, 2017
  • 7:31 PM

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