• October 21, 2020

Tags : trump immigration

El Paso County joins lawsuit against President Trump seeking to

El Paso County officials announced Friday afternoon that they have joined several states, cities, and counties in a lawsuit against President Donald Trump for attempting to – in their words – “once again, illegally leave millions out of the apportionment base that establishes the number of members in the House of Representatives that each state […]Read More

Government watchdog: Millions wasted on Tornillo migrant detention facility

The federal government wasted millions in taxpayer dollars on food, supplies and personnel during a brief reopening of a West Texas immigration detention facility last year, a government watchdog reported Thursday. The findings from the Government Accountability Office focus on expenditures from August to December to operate the tent encampment at Tornillo, a rural community […]Read More

Statement: Bishop of El Paso on expansion of Remain in

A year of Remain in Mexico has damaged enough human lives, hurt enough families and chipped away far too much at our country’s commitment to life, dignity and the protections that should be afforded to asylum seekers and refugees. It is unfortunate that on this sad anniversary the government should expand this indefensible program to […]Read More

Federal judge issues partial block of Trump administration’s third-country asylum

A federal judge on Tuesday ruled that asylum seekers who presented themselves at ports of entry before mid-July won’t be affected by the Trump administration’s ban on people who didn’t seek asylum in another country before arriving in the United States. U.S. District Judge Cynthia Bashant ruled the administration’s third-country rule, doesn’t apply to people […]Read More

Border Patrol apprehensions dipped last month, but 2019 saw a

EL PASO — The number of people who were apprehended by or surrendered to federal immigration officials on the U.S.-Mexico border dipped by nearly 20% last month, the Department of Homeland Security announced Tuesday. After totaling about 64,000 apprehensions in August, the agency reported a September total of about 52,500 apprehensions — a decrease of […]Read More

Most migrants won’t qualify for U.S. asylum under new Trump

The Trump administration wants to make migrants who pass through another nation before entering the U.S. at its southern border ineligible for asylum, the Associated Press reported Monday. The effort would disqualify most asylum seekers who did not first seek safe haven in another country before crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, including unaccompanied children. The AP reported […]Read More

Tornillo will re-open as a migrant detention center, this time

The Trump administration is opening a new 2,500-bed holding facility for adult migrants here, constructing a large soft-sided structure close to the U.S.-Mexico border on the former site of a controversial shelter for migrant children, officials said Friday. Roger Maier, a spokesman for Customs and Border Protection, confirmed that work to build the facility began […]Read More