Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Adelina Pruneda said on September 11 that the agency seeks to build a new South Texas immigration lockup for families due to the large number of juveniles crossing the United States-Mexico border, according to a report by the Associated Press.
Pruneda said the agency plans to build a residential detention center in the town of Dilley, which is located around 70 miles southwest of San Antonio. The spokeswoman did not elaborate on the plan, and details concerning costs and the amount of people it could house were not released.
Those opposed to a center like this, however, pointed out that a previous attempt at a family detention center closed in 2009 due to allegations of human rights violations.
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The Department of Homeland Security reported last Wednesday, September 3 that the number of children attempting to illegally cross into the United States from the U.S.-Mexico border is steadily declining.
In August, the Border Patrol took 3,129 children into custody, those of which were mostly from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. In July the number was at 5,400, while in June it reached over 10,600.
This wide increase triggered the administration to beef up efforts against human smuggling groups and urgently seek out cooperation from parents in Central America to not send their children to treks to the country via Mexico. The Obama administration declined to comment on why these numbers are declining so significantly, saying different factors could have caused it.
However, one contributing factor could stem from how last month, Mexican officials began pulling Central Americans off of a freight train, dubbed “La Bestia” (The Beast), notorious for taking thousands of migrants toward the U.S. border.
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A number of leaders in Austin, Texas are pushing for the city to issue their own identification cards to provide fair opportunities to people in the area, regardless of their immigration status.
Austin is known for being an immigrant-friendly city, and took great pains last year along with 14 other cities to announce its cause, according to Immigration Rights Coalition member Nora De La Rosa.
The Austin City Council met at the Travis County Commissioners Court on Thursday, August 7 in the hopes of getting the city manager to put the option of instituting the IDs on the table. These cards would make it much easier for individuals to secure health care, visit their children in school, and participate in a number of other important services.
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Senior White House adviser Dan Pfeiffer has stated that United States President Barack Obama will decide by the end of the summer on how to address concerns regarding immigrants who are in the country illegally.
As to rumors that Obama might hesitate on the deportation of at least 5 million of these immigrants, Pfeiffer said these rumors are hearsay and “uninformed speculation.”
Pfeiffer stated that Obama is awaiting recommendations from Attorney General Eric Holder and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, and that any initiative of the administration will be within the “confines of the law”.
Pfeiffer said Obama will be acting in his own capacity as president due to Congress’ failure to adequately repair the country’s immigration system, including allocating money to help deal with the increasing problem of children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.
If you are looking to come to the United States, the existing rules and regulations can make it very complicated and difficult to do so. Fortunately, the Austin immigration lawyers at the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC, are here to help. We are ready to put our years of experience to work for you, so call us today at and learn how we can help you with all of your immigration needs.
Democrat senators crafted a bill that seeks to cut by $1 billion President Barack Obama’s request for emergency funds for the support of Central American children crossing the United States border alone, the Associated Press reported on July 22.
Senate appropriations committee chairwoman Barbara Mikulski, a Democrat representative of Maryland, was scheduled to file the proposed legislation on July 23. The measure, which slices Obama’s $3.7-billion funding request to $2.7 billion, will include appropriation for the $225-million Israel Iron Dome missile defense system that will be created to intercept short-range rockets and mortars, and $615 million to address wildfires.
The proposal will be met with Republican demands to alter the 2008 policies allowing each refugee child to stand before an immigration judge, so their exit from the U.S. will be expedited.
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Washington and Texas politicians have made it clear that they are ready to take action to solve immigration problems that lawmakers are struggling to agree on, KENS5 reported on July 1.
President Barack Obama made a commitment to expedite executive decision regarding immigration policy while Texas leaders are asking for money to maintain border security. President Obama scolded the House of Representatives for their recent failure to vote on an immigration bill and assured that he will act alone on immigration if he must.
Many families attempt to legally immigrate to America every year, and the help of an experienced immigration law attorney can be crucial to their success. The Austin attorneys at the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC, are dedicated to helping people achieve immigration status and addressing any other legal immigration issues a family might have. If you are seeking competent legal advice on immigration matters, contact our offices today at to learn more.
President Barack Obama’s administration requested a $2-billion budget from Congress to deal with the wave of children illegally crossing the Mexican border to escape poverty and violence in Central America, the Associated Press reported on June 23.
Investigation revealed that children who illegally immigrate to the United States can often reside in the country for a long time, attending public schools and getting jobs without being deported. This is because of the backlog in courts of immigration cases and the extensive time a deportation case can take. Because of this extended process, perceptions have been created abroad that children can stay in U.S. for a long time or that Congress is going to relax immigration laws, which is unlikely to happen.
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After taking a more lenient stance on immigration matters two years ago, the Texas Republican Party has returned to a hard-line policy against softening immigration standards.
Candidate for Texas lieutenant governor Dan Patrick said “we must not step back from being bold,” a commitment he and other party members swore on at their recent party convention that concluded last Saturday, June 7.
On the other hand, Democratic Party members, who have not won a state-wide post in Texas in over 20 years, say this reluctance on the part of Republicans to favor a softer stance on immigration issues will greatly benefit Democrats, largely because of the state’s growing Hispanic population.
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