Tag: McAllen (Tex)

In Texas, Trump’s Visit Offers Two Views of a Border

MCALLEN, Tex. — President Trump was briefed near a county park on the Rio Grande on Thursday on the perils of drugs and violence seeping across the Mexican border. But the river he visited has seen its share of both treachery and normalcy. Just a few months earlier, a short […]

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Trump Heading to Texas Town to Press His Case for a Border Wall

WASHINGTON — President Trump was set to embark Thursday on a trip to McAllen, Texas, that he did not want to take to discuss a crisis on the border that Democrats say does not exist. Their disagreement has led to a protracted shutdown affecting vast swaths of the federal government […]

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Trump Heading to Texas Border Town to Press His Case for a Wall

WASHINGTON — President Trump was set to embark Thursday on a trip to McAllen, Texas, that he did not want to take to discuss a crisis on the border that Democrats say does not exist. Their disagreement has led to a protracted shutdown affecting vast swaths of the federal government […]

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As Migrant Families Reunite, Texas Border Cities Scramble to Help

For parents who have in many cases spent weeks in detention, struggling to learn the whereabouts of their children, their ordeal does not end once they are reunited. Lives remain in upheaval: They are led to other shelters, obtain donated clothes, line up for food and rely on others to arrange their bus and air […]

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A Day in the Life of an Attorney at the Border

In the Italian film “Life is Beautiful,” a Jewish bookstore owner uses creative stunts to distract his child from the horrible reality of being held in a Nazi concentration camp. I was reminded of that movie recently, as I found myself part of an eerily similar heartbreaking moment. As lawyers with the Texas Civil Rights […]

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Border Officials Suspend Handing Over Migrant Families to Prosecutors

McALLEN, Tex. — The nation’s top border security official said on Monday that his agency has temporarily stopped handing over migrant adults who cross the Mexican border with children to prosecutors, undercutting claims by other administration officials that “zero tolerance” for illegal immigration in still in place. Kevin K. McAleenan, the commissioner of Customs and […]

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Senator Jeff Merkley, a Quiet Stalwart of the Left, Has a Breakout Moment at the Border

But some find that quality irksome, and Mr. Merkley’s border attention grab has clearly irritated at least one Republican. Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri at first grew quiet when asked about Mr. Merkley — a telltale sign among senators that they do not have something nice to say. “Well,” Mr. Blunt finally allowed, “other people […]

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Melania Trump Wore a Jacket Saying ‘I Really Don’t Care’ on Her Way to Texas Shelters

WASHINGTON — Melania Trump visited immigrant children in a Texas border town on Thursday, and by the time the first lady left, she had made headlines for another reason. As the temperature climbed to 80 degrees at Joint Base Andrews near Washington, Mrs. Trump boarded her plane wearing an olive green coat that read, in […]

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Op-Ed Columnist: First They Came for the Migrants

In some cases, Jayapal said, the women could hear their kids screaming in the next room. “Many of them were told by Border Patrol that they would never see their children again,” she told me. America’s immigration system was capricious and cruel before Trump. Senator Jeff Merkley, Democrat of Oregon, recently visited an immigrant processing […]

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