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Haitian migrants are being transported to El Paso before being expelled to Haiti

Following the arrival of thousands of Haitian migrants to the small Texas border city of Del Rio, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has begun transporting Haitians to El Paso as part of a mass expulsion operation.... Read more»

FactCheck: Texas Lt. Gov. Patrick’s false claim about unvaccinated Black people

The majority of U.S. residents who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 are white, according to available state data and survey research - contradicting Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s claim that, “in most states,” Black residents are “the biggest group” of unvaccinated people.... Read more»

In the middle of the Rio Grande, separated families reunite for 3 minutes

The Hugs Not Walls event put on by the El Paso-based Border Network for Human Rights, in partnership with the Mexican and United States governments, allows families from both sides of the river with no legal means to reunite to reconnect for a brief embrace in the middle of the Rio Grande.... Read more»

Commentary

If you don’t want critical race theory to exist, stop being racist

Conservative legislators across the country are passing laws to ban books and courses that espouse critical race theory, yet what lawmakers and pundits are really saying when they urge a prohibition is that they don’t want Black people to question second-class status.... Read more»

Trump visits Texas as administration rushes to award more border wall contracts

The trip comes in the midst of planned impeachment proceedings following a violent week at the U.S. Capitol and a week after Department of Homeland Security officials touted the “historic” completion of 450 miles of border fencing during the Trump administration.... Read more»

During Trump's visit, El Paso residents criticized his divisiveness — and lawmakers' inaction on gun laws

Anger and frustration about gun laws — and president's racist language — is becoming more apparent in a city still dealing with grief from what police have said is a racially motivated massacre.... Read more»

Texas lt. gov wants $12M to keep Guard on border

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said Tuesday that drug cartels are ramping up efforts as the Texas National Guard is preparing to leave the Rio Grande Valley next month. He's hoping to extend the Guard's presence in the region.... Read more»

Tea Party conservatives win top Texas GOP runoffs

Tea Party-backed candidate state Sen. Dan Patrick became the Republican candidate for Texas lieutenant governor on Tuesday, soundly defeating three-time incumbent Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in a bitterly fought runoff election. ... Read more»