Some parents have been declared ineligible because of "red flags" in their records. But many haven't been reunified because immigration officials already deported them.
It will be especially difficult to reunite toddlers with parents who may have been released into the interior U.S. or deported back to their home countries.
The state's two U.S. senators are likely to play pivotal roles in what is expected to be a politically explosive confirmation process.
The San Antonio Democrat's sentence comes after he was convicted of 11 felonies in connection with a now-defunct oilfield services company.
The top federal prosecutor in one of Texas' busiest border districts has dropped charges against immigrants who arrived with their families.
The action comes after days of outcry about families being torn apart. Meanwhile, members of Congress are working on legislation to address the issue.
State Sen. Carlos Uresti announced his resignation Monday, four months after the San Antonio Democrat was found guilty of 11 felonies.
The outcome doesn't have direct legal bearing on Texas – but it does have implications for religious refusal laws in the state.
Following three days of roundtable discussions about school safety last week at the Capitol, the governor said he was open to a special session to implement some of his ideas.
Following a ruling last month that Texas was violating a law designed to ease voter registration, a federal judge ordered the state to submit a plan to fix it.