Gov. Abbott Says Texas Plans To Build Southern Border WallDuring a summit on Thursday, Gov. Greg Abbott said he will announce plans next week for Texas to begin building a wall along the southern border.
Biden Administration Identifies Nearly 4,000 Children Separated At Border Under TrumpInformation Tuesday that the Biden administration has identified more than 3,900 children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border under former President Donald Trump's “zero-tolerance” policy on illegal crossings.
Biden Administration Taps Humanitarian Groups To Choose Asylum-Seekers To Allow Into USThe Biden administration has tasked six humanitarian groups with recommending which migrants should be allowed to stay in the U.S. instead of being rapidly expelled from the country under federal pandemic-related powers.
Groups Sound Alarm As Texas Pushes To Close Dozens Of Shelters For Migrant ChildrenCritics say a move by Gov. Greg Abbott to shutter dozens of shelters housing migrant children could seriously disrupt a national program that is already strained trying to care for minors crossing the U.S.-Mexico border alone.
Attorneys Say The Biden Administration Has Made Concessions To Ease Asylum RestrictionsAttorneys say a lawsuit over pandemic-related powers that deny migrants a right to apply for asylum has lead to the Biden administration agreeing to let about 250 people a day through border crossings with Mexico to seek refuge.
Smugglers Cross 119 Migrants, Including Unaccompanied Children Amid Storm At Southern Border The group consisted of 93 family members and 26 noncitizen unaccompanied children. They were nationals from the countries of Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Mexico, Nicaragua and Ecuador.
Fewer Unaccompanied Minors And Families Crossing U.S. Border With Mexico In AprilAfter reaching an all-time high in March, the number of unaccompanied children encountered on the U.S. border with Mexico in April eased, with more adults crossing the border without families.
Troops From Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala Deployed To Guard Borders And Lower MigrationThe Biden administration says three Central American countries have agreed to either maintain, or increase, the number of troops guarding their borders.
Texas Trooper Describes Dramatic Rescue Of Mother, Child At Mexico Border: 'The Baby Wasn't Moving'"I heard splashing and 'ayuda, ayuda' (Spanish for 'help') from a distressed woman... I climbed into a tree and see that this woman is hanging onto a tree branch with the baby in her arm..." the Texas DPS trooper said Thursday.
Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan Says More Than 27,000 Migrants Apprehended In State This Week"I've been getting daily briefings from DPS, and what they're saying is a surge that we haven't seen in years," Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan said.
9-Year-Old Child Dies Trying To Cross Border Into Texas From Mexico, Officials SayA 9-year-old child died while trying to cross the Rio Grande into Texas from Mexico, federal officials said.
Biden Addresses Criticism Of Response To Influx In Migrants Crossing Southern Border Into USPresident Joe Biden on Thursday rejected Republican criticism that he and his policies are attracting a rising number of migrants to illegally cross into the U.S.
White House Officials, Lawmakers Headed To Texas Border To Tour Processing Center For Migrant ChildrenA group of White House officials and members of Congress are headed to South Texas today to tour a facility for migrant children run by the Department of Health and Human Services.
Government Documents: Record Number Of Unaccompanied Children In Border Patrol CustodyThe Biden administration is facing challenges as the number of unaccompanied migrant children in US Border Patrol facilities reaches new highs.
US To Lift Capacity Restrictions At Immigrant Holding FacilitiesPresident Joe Biden's administration is instructing long-term facilities that hold immigrant children to lift capacity restrictions enacted during the coronavirus pandemic.