Immigration

From Texas Standard: House Bill 11 , passed during the 2015 legislative session, is a sweeping law pitched as part of a broader $800 million border security effort. It expands the border presence of the Texas National Guard, green-lights hiring more troopers, and mandates an intelligence center to analyze crime data at the border. One of the law’s other provisions has recently drawn a lawsuit that'sjust now making headlines. The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, better known as MALDEF , has filed suit against Texas over what's called the “immigrant harboring” provision.They argue that it's unconstitutional under federal law.

Virginia Alvino / Texas Public Radio News

Immigration advocates say a Texas law penalizing people who shelter undocumented immigrants is unconstitutional. The lawsuit was filed this week.

Ryan E. Poppe

The U.S. Supreme Court this morning has agreed to hear arguments in a Texas-led lawsuit challenging President Obama’s executive action that aimed to expand “deferred action” on immigration. In response to the high court’s decision to hear merits of the case, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said, “In deciding to hear this case, the Supreme Court recognizes the importance of the separation of powers. There are limits to the President’s authority, and those limits enacted by Congress were...

John Burnett / NPR

Government Raids And Deports Central American Families Homeland Security authorities recently raided homes in Texas, Georgia and North Carolina, rounding up Central American families whose asylum claims have been rejected. At least 121 people have been picked up out of 100-thousand who entered the U.S. illegally over the past two years. Those being deported are mainly young mothers with children. NPR’s John Burnett visited with some of...

Federal immigration agents have initiated a controversial roundup of Central American families who were part of the border surge that began in 2014. They are mainly young mothers with children whose asylum claims have been rejected. The Homeland Security Department says 121 have been picked up out of more than 100,000 immigrants who crossed the border illegally. At a shelter home in East Austin, the raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, have terrified immigrants here who lost...

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