• October 31, 2020

Tags : illegal immigrants

Most Rev. Mark J. Seitz – Remarks on the Suspension

On Thursday, Bishop Mark J. Seitz of the Diocese of El Paso was in Ciudad Juárez to inaugurate a project supported by the Border Refugee Assistance Fund that will aid pregnant migrant women in Juárez. Bishop Seitz also sat down with expectant migrant mothers to hear their stories. The bishop offered the following remarks on […]Read More

Ted Cruz, John Cornyn vote against Joaquin Castro’s resolution blocking

WASHINGTON — Backing a resolution spearheaded by U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, the U.S. Senate voted Thursday to block President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration to build a wall along the U.S-Mexico border. Several Republicans joined their Democratic colleagues in support of the measure, but Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz of Texas both voted against the resolution —which Trump has […]Read More

Recent Raids Drive Immigrant Families to Passport Scramble

Fearing deportation, immigrant families are crowding passport lines across the state as undocumented parents seek U.S. passports for their American children. Carlos Bernal and his wife woke up their children, gathered their documents and drove to the Travis County passport office before dawn Monday. They were first in line at 5 a.m., three hours before the […]Read More

Critics: Arrest of Alleged Abuse Victim in El Paso Could

Experts fear the undocumented community will be more reluctant to report crimes after immigration agents detained an alleged domestic abuse victim as she left an El Paso courthouse. After an alleged domestic abuse victim’s arrest by immigration agents in El Paso gained national attention, advocates and attorneys said the case could set a dangerous precedent for immigrants who […]Read More

Report: Deportations Could Hurt U.S., Texas Economies

AUSTIN, Texas — According to a new report, Donald Trump’s proposal to deport all unauthorized immigrants from the country would have devastating effects on the American economy. The study from the Center for American Progress said that removing 7 million unauthorized immigrants from the U.S. workforce would reduce the nation’s Gross Domestic Product by almost […]Read More

On the Migrant Trail: Professor Studies Human Smuggling Organizations

Border security and immigration aren’t just issues in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. They are topics being addressed and discussed in countries around the globe. Gabriella E. Sanchez, Ph.D., assistant professor of security studies at The University of Texas El Paso’s National Security Studies Institute, is an anthropologist who studies the social organization of human […]Read More

Texas-Mexico Border apprehensions dipped in 2015

The number of people apprehended by immigration agents while trying to enter Texas illegally dropped by more than 35 percent during the federal government’s 2015 fiscal year, according to Department of Homeland Security statistics released Tuesday. U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents stopped some 210,470 people in Texas between October 2014 and September 2015, compared […]Read More

Border Patrol have busy weekend in Southern NM

NEW MEXICO – U.S. Border Patrol Agents assigned to New Mexico Stations in the El Paso Sector seized almost $183,000 in marijuana, recovered a stolen vehicle and arrested a convicted child molester over the weekend period. Late Friday night, agents assigned to the Border Patrol Checkpoint on Interstate 10 just west of Las Cruces were […]Read More