A federal grand jury has indicted James Mathew Bradley Jr. on five counts related to the smuggling incident, and two charges carry the death penalty.
San Antonio Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller said religious leaders are ready back immigrants despite the “sanctuary cities” law.
Ambassador Reyna Torres Mendívil, the new Consul General of Mexico in San Antonio, hit the ground running from the moment she took her post.
A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed the State’s lawsuit against Travis County and other defendants over the state’s new immigration enforcement law.
Immigrant deaths surged to 80% between 1999 and 2012, while apprehensions – which serve as a measure of illegal entry – declined by 77%.
Mexican Ambassador to the U.S. Gerónimo Gutiérrez did not mince words Wednesday when asked to comment on the human smuggling incident in San Antonio.
Many immigrants have not broken any criminal laws, and most cannot simply “get right” with immigration laws that are astonishingly complex and irrational.
A study by the grassroots organization Texas Works Together says Senate Bill 4 will cost between 165,000 to 248,000 jobs in Texas.
Elected leaders, San Antonio Police Department officials, and immigrant advocacy groups met to clarify local law enforcement’s role in immigration issues.
For the Mexican government, the tragedy has become a platform to remind migrants of the dangers of heading north.