Border & Immigration

U.S. House of Representatives

Congressman Henry Cuellar, a Laredo Democrat, says the U.S. Border Patrol is making recommendations to incoming President Trump for the kind of wall that might be built between Texas and Mexico.  

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

On Fronteras:  Immigrant Families Released, Crowds Protest White Nationalist, Border Wall Exhibit

This week on Fronteras:   

  •  Hundreds of Central American women and children pour into San Antonio after  being released from immigrant detention centers.
  • Crowds turn out to protest white nationalist Richard Spencer at Texas A&M University.
  • Deputies in West Texas arrest pipeline protestors who chained themselves to a company fence.
  • An artistic perspective on border security, the existing fence between the U.S. and Mexico and the proposed wall.

Arizona Rep. Matt Salmon (@RepMattSalmon) says he likes all of President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet picks so far, and he thinks Trump sent a strong message to China by speaking with Taiwan’s president.

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

Update: ICE response - ICE officials say the release of nearly 500 immigrants from the South Texas Family Residential Center was part of normal operations and not related to a Friday court ruling. "ICE is currently reviewing the court’s ruling on the matter of the operating license for the South Texas Family Residential Center. Operational activities continue without interruption at this time." - ICE Public Information Officer Nina Pruneda.