A friend from Matamoros texted me this morning. She said that yesterday afternoon she had met a father from El Salvador. Earlier in the day, desperate to get his five-year-old son...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela branded the “Remain in Mexico” policy a disgrace following a ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that restored asylum rights for tens of thousands of people.
BROWNSVILLE, RGV - The Congressional Hispanic Caucus has condemned the Trump Administration for its plans to send Mexican asylum seekers to Guatemala as part of a bilateral agreement between the Department of Homeland Security and the Guatemalan...
BROWNSVILLE, RGV - Rio Grande Valley community activist Michael Seifert says grave injustices are happening at the U.S.-Mexico border every day. The border advocacy strategist for the ACLU of Texas is demanding the end...
Jakelin should be here today. Her father should be able to hold her in his arms. Her family should be watching her grow and explore in her new country. But she is not, and...
In 2017, I met Jessica. She’s a Dreamer who wants the same things that everyone wants - safety, a good education, and a job. Her parents brought her here because they wanted her to...
I guess that could be me. We are all, in one way or the other, sons and daughters of immigrants, from this generation or from one or more generations in the past. But here, I am quoting...
I am standing underneath the only shade tree in sight, the first one you get to once you cross the border, a stone’s throw from the international bridge that spans the Rio Grande between Brownsville, Texas, and...
MCALLEN, RGV - Following a visit to the Rio Grande Valley faith leaders and clergy from across Texas are now heading to Washington, D.C., to advocate for a change in immigration policy. More than...
MCALLEN, RGV - Community leader and former Catholic priest Michael Seifert gave a homily to around 100 faith leaders from across Texas who visited the Rio Grande Valley recently. The two-day trip was organized...

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