Activists fast, pray for end to separation program

In reaction to the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy that led to the separation of immigrant families, the local chapter of the civil rights organization...

Nearly 30 laws waived in Starr County for wall construction 

On the heels of another awarded contract for steel bollards in Starr County, the Trump administration announced waiving nearly 30 laws Friday. The U.S. Department...

Judge orders US to stop expelling children who cross border

By NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the Trump administration to stop expelling immigrant children who cross the...

Cornyn, Cruz differ on zero tolerance debate

WASHINGTON — An enlarged photograph of immigrants apprehended in the Rio Grande Valley was placed next to a group of five U.S. senators inside...

Hearing set on immigration misdemeanor cases

McALLEN — A federal judge is expected to hold a hearing today regarding a policy affecting defendants with misdemeanors for crossing into the country...

A grim border drowning underlines peril facing many migrants

MEXICO CITY — The man and his 23-month-old daughter lay face down in shallow water along the bank of the Rio Grande, his black...

Report: Nearly all asylum-seeking families with legal representation show up to court

Despite rhetoric to the contrary, asylum-seeking families with legal representation appear for nearly 100% of their initial or all of their court appearances, according...

Seven cities to vote on border wall resolutions Tuesday

Seven cities in Hidalgo County will consider resolutions opposing the border wall Tuesday, the same day Congress reconvenes to decide before the month’s end...

Comedians volunteer at migrant shelters, learn about border

One tender moment between a young migrant girl and comedians volunteering at the Humanitarian Respite Center in McAllen lingers in the thoughts of one television producer while sitting in the comfort of his home in Brooklyn, New York. Colin Jakubczyk joined a group mostly composed of people who devote their lives to making people laugh, spent 10 days in the Rio Grande Valley — a region under a national spotlight because of intense debate over President Donald Trump’s polarizing immigration policies. “And they just made so, so many kids laugh. I saw one pair of us that, after braiding a girl’s hair, showed a video on their phone of a motorcycle and proceeded to steer her braids like handlebars as she giggled endlessly,” Jakubczk said. “One of the things that worries me the most about this crisis is how much of a permanent psychological effect it is going to have on the children that are forced to endure it. “Having a moment of laughter after such trauma was deeply needed and appreciated by these kids.” They came from New York City, Los Angeles, Utah and Atlanta to McAllen over a 10-day period this month after raising $15,000 used to support the respite center and Team Brownsville. Read the full story at themonitor.com

Trump administration proposes rule to extend immigrant detention

The Trump administration intends to withdraw from the 1997 Flores Settlement Agreement, which imposes obligations on immigration authorities regarding children who are held with...