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Detained immigrant families face uncertainty

More than 2,000 undocumented women and children being held in "deplorable" conditions at federal immigration detention centers are supposed to be released under a recent federal judge's order. But how long that takes and what happens to them next remains unclear, attorneys say. ... Read more»

In Big Bend, pipeline opponents claim small victory

A coalition of Texas ranchers, environmentalists and other disgruntled landowners is claiming a small victory in its long-shot battle to block a hefty pipeline planned to carry natural gas beneath 143 miles of largely untouched Big Bend-area land into Mexico.... Read more»

Trump visits border in Texas after BP union backs out

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump landed on time in South Texas on Thursday, even though a Border Patrol union here backed out of hosting him.... Read more»1

In Texas, Jade Helm begins with a whimper

The predictions included martial law, mass citizen roundups and widespread gun seizures. So what really happened as Jade Helm 15 started Wednesday in Bastrop County, Texas, was pretty damn boring.... Read more»

In Texas' pristine Big Bend, a pipeline could run through it

Companies run by two billionaires are teaming up to build a 143-mile pipeline to carry natural gas through the Big Bend region of Texas and into Mexico. An unlikely coalition of environmentalists, landowners and others is fighting to thwart the project.... Read more»

Mexican official: Border security a 'shared responsibility'

José Antonio Meade Kuribreña, Mexico's secretary of foreign affairs, talks about the relationship between Mexico and Texas, border security, and whether Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto's security plan is working.... Read more»

Rick Perry: Let's pull federal funds from 'sanctuary cities'

Days after an undocumented laborer was charged with the murder of a San Francisco woman, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry called for federal funding to be pulled from so-called sanctuary cities. ... Read more»1

Analysis: Retention elections for Supreme Court?

Presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz suggested holding retention elections that could knock Supreme Court justices off the bench. Sounds good, right?... Read more»2

Feds set new policies for LGBT detainees

Immigration and Customs Enforcement will implement new guidelines designed to better protect transgender people in immigration detention facilities, the agency announced Monday.... Read more»

High Court puts Texas abortion law on hold

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sided with Texas abortion providers and temporarily put on hold a ruling that would have closed about half of the state’s abortion facilities.... Read more»

Advocates call for release of some LGBT asylum-seekers

A growing number of asylum-seekers are asking for safe haven based on a factor that isn't usually associated with a need to flee one's homeland: gender identity. In the days before the Supreme Court ruled in a landmark gay marriage case, immigrant rights groups were drawing attention to the plight of LGBT immigrants. ... Read more»

Supreme Court: Gay marriage bans are unconstitutional

Handing gay rights advocates a monumental victory, the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday ruled that marriages between couples of the same sex are constitutional, a decision that overrides the long-standing bans on gay marriage in Texas and other states.... Read more»3

Texas church offers haven to lesbian facing deportation

A Texas church has offered sanctuary to an undocumented Guatemalan immigrant who said returning to her homeland means violence, abuse or even death. As a lesbian, Sulma Franco said she is fighting for herself and others at risk because of their sexual orientation. ... Read more»

Border crossings down, Texas buildup forges ahead

The surge of unaccompanied children and families illegally crossing the border that flooded into Texas last year has dropped off dramatically, but Texas lawmakers say the numbers are still high enough to justify the hundreds of millions of dollars they are planning to spend on beefing up the state's border presence.... Read more»

Texas gov. signs sweeping border security bill

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday signed the final piece of a massive effort by lawmakers to bolster the ranks of state police, increase technology and establish intelligence operations units on the Texas-Mexico border. ... Read more»

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