Advocates say US still separates migrant families needlessly

HOUSTON (AP) — Months after the Trump administration announced an end to its widescale separation of migrant parents and children, the policy remains a heated issue in the courts and at the border as ...

Butterfly Center asks judge to stop Texas border wall

HOUSTON (AP) — The nonprofit National Butterfly Center has asked a federal judge to stop border wall activity on its property as the Trump administration gears up to build new barriers in South Texas ...

Separated migrant families demand damages from US government

HOUSTON (AP) — Lawyers for eight immigrant families separated under Trump administration policy have filed claims against the U.S. government demanding $6 million each in damages for what they describ...

US prepares to start building portion of Texas border wall

HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. government is preparing to begin construction of more border walls and fencing in South Texas' Rio Grande Valley, likely on federally owned land set aside as wildlife refuge pr...

Top US cardinal removed priest day before abuse list issued

HOUSTON (AP) — The cardinal who leads the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops removed a priest accused of sexual abuse from ministry the day before the priest's name was among those released on a list...

Conservatives head to Texas to try to build their own wall

HOUSTON (AP) — What started as an online fundraiser to provide President Donald Trump with donations for his southern border wall has morphed into a foundation whose members vow to build a wall themse...

Families keep trying to cross border, wall or no wall

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump's push for a $5.7 billion wall — a demand that has triggered the longest government shutdown in history — is unlikely on its own to stop many of the thousa...

Deaths of 2 children raise doubts about US border agency

HOUSTON (AP) — The deaths of two migrant children in just over two weeks raised strong new doubts Wednesday about the ability of U.S. border authorities to care for the thousands of minors arriving as...

Medical checks ordered after 2nd child migrant death

HOUSTON (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection have ordered medical checks on every child in its custody after an 8-year-old boy from Guatemala died, marking the second death of an immigrant child ...

Judge: Honduran mother can't be deported without daughter

HOUSTON (AP) — A judge has ordered the U.S. government not to deport a Honduran woman without her 15-year-old daughter. The two have been detained together for six months and fear be...

Texas detentions of migrant children have increased six-fold

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of unaccompanied immigrant children detained in Texas has surged six-fold since the beginning months of President Donald Trump's administration, according to data obtained ex...

Air Force failed 6 times to report Texas church gunman

HOUSTON (AP) — A new report finds that the Air Force failed six times to report information that could have prevented the ex-airman who killed more than two dozen people in a Texas church from purchas...

Far from migrant caravans, border crossings surge in Texas

HOUSTON (AP) — While the Trump administration focuses attention on migrant caravans trying to cross the southern U.S. border in California, migration is surging at the opposite end of the border in So...

Prosecutors in abuse case search office of major US cardinal

HOUSTON (AP) — Prosecutors investigating a sexual abuse case against a Houston-area priest are executing a search warrant at the offices of the local archdiocese, led by the cardinal leading the Roman...

US to appeal judge's order barring asylum restrictions

HOUSTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration on Tuesday said it would appeal a judge's order barring it from enforcing a ban on asylum for any immigrants who illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico ...