Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins announced three viable locations where about 2,000 immigrant children will seek refuge when they arrive in Dallas.
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.
Immigration overhaul legislation has been dormant in the House for months, but a few Republicans are working behind the scenes to advance it.
Making a rare return to the political arena, former President George W. Bush urged Congress on Wednesday to reach a “positive resolution” on immigration reform.
Thousands of people, many dressed in white t-shirts, converged on downtown Dallas Sunday to show their support for immigration reform.
President Obama’s former advisor says it was probably a mistake that the Commander in Chief’s immigration plan was made public. Regardless, Democratic state Representative Rafael Anchia (Dallas District 103) says it’s time for immigration reform.
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.
A bipartisan group of leading senators has reached agreement on the principles of sweeping legislation to rewrite the nation’s immigration laws.
As President, George W. Bush championed comprehensive immigration reform, but his legislation failed in Congress.
Retiring Republican Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas is one of three senators proposing legislation that would help children of immigrants.
When the immigration enforcement bill died again this week without a vote in the Texas House, Democrats smirked while Governor Rick Perry and GOP lawmakers angrily blamed each other for its demise.
Dallas and Houston law enforcement officials said Monday that they oppose legislation that would free up officers in so-called sanctuary cities to ask about the immigration status of anyone pulled over during a traffic stop, questioned as a witness or otherwise detained.