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Lost in pressing crisis: Perpetual immigration issues

As attention centers on the thousands of unaccompanied minors crossing the Texas-Mexico border, activists in the Rio Grande Valley are working hard to ensure that their ongoing campaigns continue to gain traction after the current crisis subsides.... Read more»

Undocumented journalist faces uncertain future

For years, Jose Antonio Vargas has drawn attention to the plight of undocumented immigrants in the United States. Now, after being temporarily detained in Texas near the Mexican border, he faces an uncertain future, as he and supporters wait for the federal government to decide whether to deport him or let him stay.... Read more»

Texas Dems divided over border crisis bill

Proposed legislation to address the surge of unaccompanied Central American children crossing into the U.S. is dividing Texas’ border lawmakers.

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Vigil near Texas migrant shelter sparks concerns

Immigrant rights groups began a three-day vigil in McAllen, Texas on Thursday in support of the thousands of unaccompanied and undocumented Central American children in Texas detention centers.

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Obama, Texas gov discuss solutions to immigration crisis

During a meeting Wednesday, President Obama urged Gov. Rick Perry to support his call for more funds for border resources. Perry urged the president to address policies he says have made Texas a magnet for illegal activity.... Read more»

Texas Dems say GOP stalling aided immigrant influx

Texas border Democrats are pushing back against Republicans who have said that current White House policies are responsible for the swell of Central American migrants breaching the U.S.-Mexico border.... Read more»

Texas Gov. Perry and Obama will meet to discuss border crisis

Texas Gov. Rick Perry will meet with President Obama on Wednesday to discuss the continuing crisis on the border, an aide to the governor confirmed Tuesday.... Read more»

Woman settles part of border cavity search lawsuit for $1.1 million

A woman who sued a border-area hospital and agents with U.S. Customs and Border Protection after being subjected to what she argued was an unwarranted body cavity search for drugs has settled part of the lawsuit for $1.1 million.... Read more»

Video: Texas gov implies 'conspiracy' on border crisis

On ABC News ‘This Week,’ Texas Gov. Rick Perry told host Martha Raddatz that the Obama Administration is failing on border security and that the President’s response is “about five years too late.”... Read more»

Texas gov: Send migrant kids home without delay

Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday doubled down on his stance that tens of thousands of children crossing into Texas illegally from Central America should be sent back to their countries without delay.... Read more»

Border Patrol union: Shooting suit ruling could harm agents

The U.S. Border Patrol’s union says that an appellate court ruling allowing a foreign national’s family to sue BP agents could seriously endanger officers, who in the future might hesitate to use deadly force when necessary.... Read more»1

Immigrant surge fueled by rumors, misinformation

The undocumented immigrants flooding into Texas from Central America don’t often know terms like “deferred action” or “prosecutorial discretion,” White House policies that grant relief from deportation and a possible work permit. But some are still basing their decisions to leave their home countries on misinformation — a rumor that they’ll be allowed to live here legally.... Read more»

Volunteers provide care, shelter to incoming immigrants in Texas

President Barack Obama, calling the recent surge of immigrants into Texas a humanitarian crisis, has ordered FAME to coordinate an effort to maintain detention centers for unaccompanied minors and help reunite them with relatives in this country. His administration is also moving to send more assistance to Central America.... Read more»

Texas provides 2,000 vaccines for child detainees

In light of a recent surge of undocumented immigrants crossing the southern border of Texas, the state has sent 2,000 state-purchased flu vaccines to a federal shelter housing unaccompanied minors.... Read more»

Texas Gov. Rick Perry warns of 'Trail of Tears' from Central America

Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Monday warned that if Central American leaders do not heed the call to stop their citizens from flooding across the Texas-Mexico border, the summer months will bear witness to a “trail of tears” caused by a surge of dead migrants.... Read more»

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