Tag: immigration

Court orders gov’t to halt deportation of unaccompanied minors

A District Court ordered the Trump administration to stop using a public health code to expel unaccompanied minors from the country, court records show. On...

On immigration, voters have polar opposites to consider in presidential race

On immigration, President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden have polar opposite goals, with the former barreling toward more restrictions and more security...

SCOTUS to hear case involving military funds, border wall construction

The Supreme Court of the United States will hear a case involving the Trump administration’s use of military funds for border wall construction. Following an...

Pimentel in ‘TIME 100’ for humanitarian work with migrants

The Rio Grande Valley’s own icon was recognized as an honoree on TIME 100’s annual list of most influential people. Former U.S. Secretary of Housing...

Deadline passes for ICE to release migrant children

A court denied over the weekend another request by attorneys for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to delay release of roughly 100 migrant children...

USCIS postpones furlough of 13,400 employees

With only 10 days before 13,400 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services employees were set to be sent home, the agency announced in an email...

Activists try to reach migrant children detained in McAllen hotel

McALLEN — Activists milled about on the sidewalk here in front of the Hampton Inn & Suites on Thursday evening, trying to keep banners...

Wall construction amid storm season sparks fears of compromising flood barrier

As Scott Nicol drove along the levee in the vicinity where contractors are building border fencing near Donna and Progreso Lakes, he saw workers excavating the river-facing side of the levee as they prepared to install new sections of wall. Nicol, a longtime opponent of the border wall and Sierra Club member, then doubled back up Military Highway toward the city of Hidalgo where he saw more of the same. “You could see even from the road the big piles of loose dirt and a carved chunk of the levee,” Nicol said of what he observed on this day in mid-May. The sight reminded Nicol of efforts to build border fencing near Granjeño in 2008. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

Sunrise, historic chapel irradiate funeral Mass for dead immigrants

MISSION — As the sun rose over La Lomita Chapel here early Friday morning, Rev. Roy Snipes gently pulled down on a wooden staff...

Respite center receives truckload of donations; protestors march against family separations

McALLEN — “Show me what democracy looks like!” “This is what democracy looks like!” A crowd of protestors shouted chants Sunday afternoon as passersby honked. Gathered...