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A former oil field workers’ camp in rural South Texas that’s being converted into the nation’s largest family immigration detention center.
The U.S. Border Patrol is seeking to increase the number of female agents in its ranks to help with the influx of undocumented women.
The addition of Arizona, Florida and Ohio brings to 20 the number of states fighting the president’s immigration order in a federal district court in Brownsville.
Gov.-elect Greg Abbott appears poised to keep his promise and sue the Obama administration over executive actions on immigration — the 31st time he’s filed suit against the federal government since 2009.
Republican Gov.-elect Greg Abbott insisted Monday that Texas has firm legal standing to sue the federal government over President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration, but he gave himself two weeks to make a final decision.
Catholic Charities of Dallas estimates that about 27,000 people will seek the nonprofit’s help following sweeping changes to the U.S. immigration system that could shield millions of people from deportation.
Attorneys and immigration groups in Texas are setting up telethons and hotlines to serve immigrants who will look to qualify under a White House plan to protect them from deportation.
The U.S. government now patrols nearly half the Mexican border by drones alone in a largely unheralded shift to control desolate stretches where there are no agents, camera towers, ground sensors or fences, and it plans to expand the strategy to the Canadian border.
Border Patrol says more immigrants turned themselves in to authorities in Texas and fewer took their chances with the dangerous trek across the Arizona desert.