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.
There are more than one-point-one million people in Texas without legal status. Demographers estimate 400-thousand of them live in the North Texas area.
Farmers Branch’s expensive fight to ban illegal immigrants from renting homes will get perhaps its most important hearing Wednesday before a largely conservative group of judges with the power to influence the national immigration debate.
An operation to remove sex offenders or people from other countries with felony convictions has led to the arrest of 50 immigrants across Texas, federal authorities said Thursday.
Starting August 15, illegal immigrants that were brought to the United States as children can apply to temporarily live and work in the country legally.
Two people hurt in a deadly Sunday pickup truck crash that killed 15 people have been discharged from a hospital and detained by immigration authorities.