Tag: Immigration

Pimentel in ‘TIME 100’ for humanitarian work with migrants

The Rio Grande Valley’s own icon was recognized as an honoree on TIME 100’s annual list of most influential people. Former U.S. Secretary of Housing...

Congressmen seek detainee’s release

Nearly 50 members of the United States Congress have signed onto a letter urging Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf to immediately...

EDITORIAL: Reinforcements: Case backlog necessitates more immigration judges

A main cause of our nation’s immigration problems is the immense backlog of cases awaiting resolution. Congress and President Trump would go far in...

Wall construction amid storm season sparks fears of compromising flood barrier

As Scott Nicol drove along the levee in the vicinity where contractors are building border fencing near Donna and Progreso Lakes, he saw workers excavating the river-facing side of the levee as they prepared to install new sections of wall. Nicol, a longtime opponent of the border wall and Sierra Club member, then doubled back up Military Highway toward the city of Hidalgo where he saw more of the same. “You could see even from the road the big piles of loose dirt and a carved chunk of the levee,” Nicol said of what he observed on this day in mid-May. The sight reminded Nicol of efforts to build border fencing near Granjeño in 2008. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

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...