Supreme Court declines to hear border wall challenge

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is leaving in place a decision that rejected environmental groups' challenge to sections of wall the Trump administration...

Appeals court reaffirms border wall injunction

In a setback for the Trump administration, an appeals court ruled the administration could not circumvent Congress by transferring billions in Department of Defense funds for border wall construction, records show. On Friday, judges for the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that it was unlawful for the Trump administration to transfer Department of Defense money, specifically military pay and pension funds, for border wall construction. The three-judge panel held that the Executive Branch lacked “independent constitutional authority to authorize the transfer of funds” — and reaffirmed a lower court’s ruling that halted construction related to those funds with a permanent injunction. Read the full story at themonitor.com

Attorneys fighting against pastor’s deportation; Fear asylum seeker will be attacked if sent home

Attorneys representing Steven, a severely diabetic Ugandan pastor detained in Los Fresnos, are fighting against a final order of deportation issued by Immigration and...

Overnight protest at bridge ends without incident

An overnight protest on the Gateway International Bridge ended early Tuesday morning without incident after Mexican authorities escorted a group of about 100 asylum...

Judge stays migrant teen’s expulsion under US virus policy

By NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday extended an order preventing the Trump administration from deporting a 16-year-old boy...

Texas companies would feel the impact of a limit on H-1B visas

By Christopher Connelly, KERA News The Trump administration is planning to severely limit approvals of new H-1B visas. Companies use that type of visa to...

Texas lawmakers call on ICE to release migrants in immigration detention centers

By Stacy Fernández, Texas Tribune U.S. Reps. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, and Sylvia Garcia, D-Houston, called on Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Monday to release...

Trump to celebrate border wall milestone in Arizona

By ASTRID GALVAN The Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — President Donald Trump is set to mark 200 miles (322 kilometers) of wall along the southwest...

Trump administration extends visa ban to non-immigrants

By DEB RIECHMANN and ELLIOT SPAGAT Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Monday that it was extending a ban on green cards...

Asylum seekers await fate amid virus

Dark clouds rolled into Brownsville early Friday afternoon bringing lightning, thunder, and pouring rain to downtown and across the river where an estimated 2,500...

Dreamers react to Supreme Court decision

The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled against the Trump administration’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in a huge...

Supreme Court rejects Trump bid to end legal protections for young immigrants

By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected President Donald Trump's effort to end legal protections for 650,000 young...

Bridge restrictions extended until July 21

The Mexican Secretariat of Foreign Affairs announced Tuesday morning via Twitter that the restrictions at the United States-Mexico border that have been in place...

Vela seeks answers on COVID-19 cases at detention center

An outbreak of coronavirus cases at the Port Isabel Detention Center in Los Fresnos rose to 34 confirmed cases on Friday. Records indicate 31...

Cases of COVID-19 continue to increase at detention center

A COVID-19 outbreak is growing inside the Port Isabel Detention Center in Los Fresnos, according to advocates and attorneys representing clients in quarantined dorms. Some...

Immigrant sues ICE for wrongful detention

A 31-year-old man from Cuba detained at the Port Isabel Detention Center in Los Fresnos sued Immigration and Customs Enforcement this week, alleging the...

Watchdog: Agency misspent money meant for migrant care

By ASTRID GALVAN Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection violated the law when it misspent money appropriated for migrant care on...

Asylum seeker suffering from diabetes seeks release

Immigration advocates are reporting that Immigration and Customs Enforcement is refusing to release a Ugandan pastor with worsening diabetes who has been inside the...

Detained Cubans on hunger strike

Rio Grande Valley-based human rights organizers are reporting that two men from Cuba detained at the Port Isabel Detention Center in Los Fresnos have...

Third detainee tests positive for COVID-19

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Monday confirmed that a third detainee inside the Port Isabel Detention Center in Los Fresnos has tested positive...

Second ICE detainee at Port Isabel Center tests positive for COVID-19

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Wednesday confirmed that a second detainee inside the Port Isabel Detention Center in Los Fresnos tested positive for...

DHS: Restricted travel extended 30 days again

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced Tuesday the continuation of the temporary travel restrictions for Canada and Mexico, according to the order. The announcement comes on the day the restriction was set to expire at midnight — 60 days after it was put in place following President Trump’s announcement on March 20 that the U.S.–Mexico southern border would be closed off to “non-essential” travelers. “(The DHS acting secretary) has continued to monitor and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. As of May 18, there are over 4.6 million confirmed cases globally, with over 310,000 confirmed deaths. There are over 1.4 million confirmed and probable cases within the United States, over 76,000 confirmed cases in Canada, and over 47,000 confirmed cases in Mexico,” the DHS notification states. Read the full story at themonitor.com

Largest yet: $1.3 billion contract for border wall awarded

By JAMES MacPHERSON and ASTRID GALVAN Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — A North Dakota construction company favored by President Donald Trump has received the largest...

Trump administration waives environmental safeguards to fast-track border wall

By Julián Aguilar, Texas Tribune The Trump administration announced Friday that it is waiving several regulations in order to fast-track construction of nearly 70 miles...

Trump ramps up expulsions of migrant youth, citing virus

By NOMAAN MERCHANT and SONIA PÉREZ D. Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — The young migrants and asylum seekers swim across the Rio Grande and clamber...

COVID-19 cases at South Texas ICE detention center soared

By Perla Trevizo, The Texas Tribune and ProPublica It was a historic occasion for the South Texas town of Pearsall when officials broke ground in...

Advocates warn of more immigrant deaths without ICE action

By NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — More people will die of the coronavirus in U.S. immigration custody unless the Trump administration rapidly improves...

U.S. Government wants immediate access to Brownsville Diocese land in Mission

Right before the Thanksgiving holiday, the federal government asked a McAllen judge to give it immediate possession of land in Hidalgo County owned by...

County judge’s order denied

Attorney Myles Garza didn’t have much to report to Cameron County Court-at-Law No. 4 Judge Sheila Garcia Bence on Thursday afternoon regarding the guardianship...

At federal courthouse, locals protest family separation

About a dozen protestors gathered Thursday afternoon on the steps of the federal courthouse to slam President Donald Trump’s policy of separating children from...