WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez said he is confident the new Biden Administration can deliver on its promise to pass comprehensive immigration reform. Success with such a bill would finally allow around 11 million undocumented residents to come...
SAN JUAN, TEXAS - The executive director of La Unión del Pueblo Entero will be glad to see the back of President Trump. While Juanita Valdez-Cox is not pleased with the 45th president’s mismanagement of the COVID-19 pandemic and disgusted...
BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS - Cameron County Judge and Texas Border Coalition Chairman Eddie Treviño, Jr., has welcomed President-Elect Joe Biden’s nomination of Alejandro Mayorkas for secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. A Cuban-American, Mayorkas will be the first Latino to...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The nonpartisan Migration Policy Institute seeks to improve immigration and integration policies and develop new ideas to address complex migration policy questions.  Recently, the Migration Policy Institute held a webinar to discuss the implications for migration policies...
Every Saturday afternoon I talk with Lorenzo, a young man from El Salvador.  Lorenzo is living with his nine year old son in a small town in Montana. We had met briefly last year at a temporary refuge set up...
EDINBURG, Texas - The Texas Democratic Party candidate for U.S. Senate, MJ Hegar, says she is kept awake at night thinking about migrant children being separated from their parents.  Lawyers representing civil rights groups say they have not been able...
As the 2020 presidential election season heats up, the White House continues to make immigration a controversial issue. That’s because national demographics are changing in ways that make some politicians uneasy. The country’s immigrant population is growing faster than...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - Cindy Andrade-Johnson, a deaconess with the United Methodist Church, is asking Rio Grande Valley residents to write to Jill Biden to urge the end of the Remain in Mexico program. An educator for 30 years, Brownsville-based Andrade-Johnson...
MCALLEN, Texas - The Mexican American Legislative Caucus has called for a congressional investigation into what it says was the unlawful detention of immigrant families in South Texas. Late last week, children and families seeking asylum were seen through the...
MCALLEN, Texas - Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus say they held a call with Hilton executives about the detention of migrant children in their hotels.  The meeting was led by led by U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro of San Antonio,...

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