U.S. officials say more than 6,000 Haitians and other migrants have been removed from an encampment at a Texas border town.
The United States began flying some of the thousands of Haitian migrants who have crossed from Mexico into a Texas border camp back to their poverty-stricken homeland.
A US official says the Biden administration plans on “massive movements” of Haitian migrants in a small Texas border city on flights to Haiti starting Sunday.
Customs and Border Patrol estimates some 12,000 Haitian migrants have now crossed the Rio Grande into the U.S. illegally. It's unclear how so many amassed so quickly in Del Rio.
According to the ruling, Abbott's order violates the Supremacy Clause of the US Constitution because it authorizes DPS to “make and act upon immigration determinations, the province of federal law.”
There are expected to be more than 210,000 migrant encounters in July
An overloaded van carrying 29 migrants crashed Wednesday on a remote South Texas highway, killing at least 10 people, including the driver, and injuring 20 others, authorities said. All of the passengers were migrants.
A U.S. official says the number of children traveling alone who were picked up at the Mexican border by U.S. immigration authorities likely hit an all-time high in July.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Monday it will extend an order under Title 42 which expels noncitizen migrants and prohibits asylum-seekers from entering the U.S. in an effort to stop further spread of COVID-19.
The letter asks President Biden to appoint a new border czar and recommends former DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson, who worked under President Obama.
The Justice Department sued Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday over an executive order limiting transportation of migrants in Texas, arguing it violates federal law.
Abbott's order directs DPS to stop any vehicle upon reasonable suspicion and reroute it back to its point of origin or a port of entry.
In a letter addressed to Tracy R. Norris, Adjutant General of the Texas National Guard, Abbott said, “As Commander-in-Chief of the military forces of the State” under Article IV, Section 7, of the Texas Constitution, the governor can “call forth the militia to execute the laws of the State.”
Both governors pointed blame at the White House for a surge in illegal crossings this year.
A Texas federal judge declared the DACA program illegal on Friday, following a lawsuit filed by the state of Texas and eight other conservative states.
A federal judge in Texas sided in part with groups suing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, saying the program was illegally created by the Obama administration.
The governor held a security briefing with sheriffs from the border communities Saturday at the Texas State Capitol.
The Biden administration has given a rare look inside an emergency shelter it opened to house migrant children who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border alone.
Former President Trump's visit to the Texas border comes two weeks after Gov. Greg Abbott promised to finish the border wall in Texas using state funds and private donations. Critics call it a political stunt.
Texas Democrats are joining together to protect the Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Funds available for Texas under the American Rescue Plan.