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(The Center Square) – President Joe Biden’s border policy will include an increase in the number of people approved for refugee and visa status, his administration announced Tuesday.
(The Center Square) – Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday sent a letter to President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris asking them to designate Mexican drug cartels as foreign terrorist organizations.
(The Center Square) – Gov. Greg Abbott held a short press conference Wednesday night outside of the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio to discuss allegations about the abuse of migrant minors occurring at a federally run detention center.
(The Center Square) – Republican Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Tuesday blasted Major League Baseball for its decision to move the 2021 All-Star game from Atlanta to Denver over a voting reform law the Georgia State Legislature passed. By moving to Denver’s Coors Field in Colorado, MLB was choosing a state that has more restrictive voting laws than Georgia’s new law, Kemp said.
(The Center Square) – Texas Gov. Greg Abbott sent a letter to Vice President Kamala Harris on Tuesday asking unanswered questions about how the federal government is responding to the border crisis.
(The Center Square) – Thirty-seven of 44 shelters, or 87 percent, currently housing unaccompanied migrant minors in Texas reported positive COVID-19 test results between March 5 and 23, according to data collected by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. Cases are identified by shelter facilities and foster care providers, which are then reported to officials at the agency.
(The Center Square) – Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday sent a letter to President Joe Biden demanding answers to the humanitarian crisis at the southern border.
(The Center Square) – In addition to roughly 30,000 unaccompanied minors that have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border since the end of February, there are families who have also entered the U.S. illegally needing shelter. The Department of Homeland Security is entering into numerous contracts with local centers, such as the Kay Bailey Hutchison Center in Dallas, among others, and the latest is a San Antonio-based nonprofit, Endeavors.
(The Center Square) – U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, a Democrat whose district is near the Mexican border, released photos from an overflow tent facility in Donna, Texas, revealing crowded conditions with migrant children sleeping on concrete floors.
(The Center Square) – One day after FEMA began moving unaccompanied illegal immigrant minors to facilities in Dallas and Midland, Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott said that the Biden administration is incapable of managing these facilities.