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Protestors left their signs on the fence surrounding the South Texas Family Residential Center near Dilley, Texas on May 2, 2015.

A nonprofit organization has sued the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services for issuing a temporary child-care license to an immigration detention facility in Karnes City. Read more»

Protestors left their signs on the fence surrounding the South Texas Family Residential Center near Dilley, Texas on May 2, 2015.

A district judge has ruled that the state of Texas can't claim an emergency to quickly grant licenses for two private detention centers holding undocumented immigrant families for the federal government. Read more»

An immigration reform rally at the Texas Capitol on Feb. 22, 2013.

A watchdog group is suing the state agency charged with protecting the most vulnerable Texans, alleging the department fast-tracked a policy change that might help the federal government convince a federal judge to reverse her order shutting down two immigration detention centers in Texas. Read more»

Rep. Grijalva discusses his tour at a press conference in Washington, D.C.

Following a visit to two detention centers for immigrant families in south Texas early this week, U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva said the practice of holding women and children in detention while they seek asylum must "stop without exception." Read more» 2

Unaccompanied minors in the holding areas at the Nogales Processing Center in June 2014.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona filed a lawsuit against the federal government Wednesday for failing to produce records relating to allegations that migrant children were abused and mistreatment while held by Customs and Border Protection. The lawsuit stems from a complaint filed in June 2014 that 116 unaccompanied children reported abuse and neglect while in Border Patrol custody last year. Read more»

A young boy and his father await tickets after they were released from Department of Homeland Security custody.

At the inauguration of a new Texas facility expanded to hold families going through deportation proceedings, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced changes to border enforcement Monday. Read more»