Texas

Eoin Higgins, staff writer
A young migrant girl sits on the floor as her father, recently released from federal detention with other Central American asylum seekers, gets a bus ticket at a bus depot on June 11, 2019, in McAllen, Texas.
"We've seen the worst conditions that we've seen in the last three years of conducting these visits."
Eoin Higgins, staff writer
Shoes are left by people at the Tornillo Port of Entry near El Paso, Texas, June 21, 2018 during a protest rally by several American mayors against the US administration's family separation policy.
Federal policies on immigration continue trending in a more punitive direction
Eoin Higgins, staff writer
Jessica Cisneros is running in the 2020 primary to replace Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas.).
"Our grassroots progressive movement has an opportunity to build a more...

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Days after a barge spilled 170,000 gallons of especially heavy sticky oil, dubbed "the worst stuff you can dump in the water," into Galveston Bay, crews are scrambling to contain tar balls being pushed to shore by winds and tides, and biologists have found dozens of oiled birds from nearby, crucial bird habitats. With the spill occurring at the worst possible time - many wintering birds still there, many more en route north - environmentalists say that "we expect this to get much worse."...