reports on politics and border affairs from the Texas-Mexico border. His focuses include immigration reform and enforcement, voter ID, international trade, border security, and the drug trade. His political coverage has included local, legislative and congressional races in Texas, as well as local and national elections in Mexico. Before joining the Tribune, he was a freelance writer for the Fort Worth Weekly; a government and crime reporter for the Laredo Morning Times; and a political writer for the Rio Grande Guardian. A native of El Paso, he has a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Texas and a master's degree in journalism from the Frank W. Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism at the University of North Texas.
A decade ago, many border Texans got a raw deal when the federal government seized land for a barrier — while others pushed up the price. Will the government's rushed, haphazard process be repeated as it pushes for a border wall?
Hace una década, muchos residentes fronterizos del estado de Texasrecibieron un trato injusto cuando el gobierno federal exigió la venta de propiedad privada para construir una cerca, mientras otros aumentaron el precio, según descubrió una investigación de Texas Tribune/ProPublica. A medida que la administración Trump avanza con la petición de un muro fronterizo, ¿se repetirá el proceso apresurado y caótico del gobierno?
A Mexican reporter who has sought asylum in the United States for nearly 10 years was, along with his son, abruptly handcuffed and nearly sent back to Mexico on Thursday. Their attorney eventually halted the deportation.
The Department of Homeland Security’s announced a near-record decline in the number of people caught trying to enter the country illegally. Yet the Trump administration still wants to hire thousands of more border agents.
The decision by two of the country’s top Democrats to back out of a meeting at the White House doesn’t mean legislation protecting young undocumented immigrants from deportation is off the table. It could signal even further delays, though.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection will test border wall prototypes over the next two months, the agency said Thursday. Completion of the prototypes signals the Trump administration is making progress on one of the president's campaign promises.
U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, along with immigrant rights and civil liberty groups, is calling for the federal government to release an undocumented 10-year-old girl who was placed in an immigration facility following surgery.