A coalition of states suing to stop President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration, led by Texas, asked a federal judge Tuesday not to lift a temporary hold on the directives.
After suffering a setback in court, immigration advocates and religious leaders went to Christ’s Foundry United Methodist Mission in Dallas to pray.
Texas is leading a 17-state coalition in suing over the Obama administration’s recently announced executive actions on immigration.
President Obama on Thursday defended the actions he’s taking to shield about 5 million immigrants in the U.S. illegally from deportation as “lawful” and consistent with what his predecessors have done.
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto says Texas’ decision to deploy National Guard troops along the border is ‘unpleasant’ and ‘reprehensible.’
Scammers have been preying on the relatives of unaccompanied young migrants being held at two U.S. military bases by conning them into paying nonexistent fees to be reunited with their loved ones, officials said.
Governor Rick Perry took his border security criticisms to an audience of Hispanic ministers in San Antonio, telling them the federal government should put more Border Patrol troops on the ground and drones in the air to secure the Texas-Mexico border.
Grand Prairie ISD held a meeting to inform residents about how they will handle the hundreds of undocumented children that will be housed in an empty school.
Texas Democrats say the solution for dealing with the thousands of immigrant children pouring into the country is a softer, more measured policy response, while state Republicans emphasize clamping down on the U.S.-Mexico border.
A house overflowing with more than 100 people presumed to be in the U.S. illegally was uncovered in Texas on Wednesday, a police spokesman said.
The Farmers Branch City Council could vote today on whether or not to end its long and costly legal fight to implement an ordinance banning immigrants, who are in the U.S. without legal permission, from renting property in the city.
The Homeland Security Department released from its jails more than 2,000 illegal immigrants facing deportation in recent weeks due to looming budget cuts and planned to release 3,000 more during March.