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Texas frontier courts open up for migrants south of the border

The tent courts are located in Laredo and Brownsville, Texas. Officials say they will help clear a backlog of asylum seekers. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) estimate that some 42,000 migrants had been sent to wait in Mexico through...

Asylum seekers detained in Texas after crossing the border from Mexico

The group was a small fraction of the more than 400 migrants believed to have crossed over into the area on Wednesday. U.S. President Donald Trump's administration is actively seeking to reduce the number of asylum cases, saying the system...

Mexico says no to safe third-country asylum discussion with U.S.

Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said that in weekend talks, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo did not address an earlier deal that the two countries look at making asylum seekers apply for refuge in Mexico if migration flows were...

Asylum seeker returned to Mexico, separated from family in U.S.

Under pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump, Mexico agreed on June 7 to expand the program, known as the Migrant Protection Protocols, or 'Remain in Mexico,' which forces mostly Central American asylum seekers arriving at the U.S. southern border...

U.S. to send migrants back to Mexico to wait out asylum requests

Immigrant advocates and human rights experts quickly denounced the policy change as illegal and violating the rights of refugees. Mexico's government said that it would accept some of those migrants for humanitarian reasons, in what many will see as an...
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Trump pardons former mayor of Detroit Kwame Kilpatrick

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday (January 19) pardoned former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, who was serving a 28-year prison term on...

Fatal shooting at an apartment complex on Dunlap

HOUSTON - A man has been shot and killed at a Southwest Houston apartment complex. The incident...

Bayou City Art Festival scheduled for in-person return in October

HOUSTON - The Bayou City Art Festival will be making its in-person return to Houston in October, provided that health and...

Several structures destroyed after a fire on Mary Francis Drive

HOUSTON - A fire destroyed multiple buildings, including two homes, in northeast Harris County overnight. The fire...