Elizabeth Trovall | Houston Public Media
Immigration courts are facing massive backlogs because of the COVID-19 pandemic and long-standing structural issues. Advocates say it's time to overhaul the system.
The family of an Afghan interpreter for the U.S. military arrived safely in Houston earlier in June. Their father was killed by the Taliban while they waited more than 10 years for a special visa.
Immigration detention centers have been a hotbed of COVID-19 during the pandemic. But U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement still has no clear plan for how to vaccinate everyone in its care.