Among the conversations Fox News had with Ambassador Ken Salazar, was an exclusive message to migrants. The Ambassador visited Del Rio and Acuña Coahuila. Both border communities recently had a caravan of migrants under the international bridge. There have been reports indicated there is another caravan leaving Mexico. “We are monitoring the situation very closely […]
Officers say the purpose of these operations is to put an end to criminal acts across the border, resulting in several arrests. DPS officers work under Operation Lonestar. The initiative extends from El Paso to the Rio Grande Valley. “And just with this operation alone, we have referred over 150,000 illegal immigrants that enter our […]
As the re-opening of the bridges approaches, both border Mayors say they are ready to welcome visitors. In Laredo, Mayor Pete Saenz says he is excited border restrictions will be lifted adding he continues working alongside CBP officers. “It takes planning and coordination basically from the people wanting to cross. I would say get your […]
The migrant in the video was lost in a ranch Northeast of Laredo. He’s now sending a message to those that may be thinking of achieving the American Dream, illegally. “I would tell them, that life is worth more than a dream.” he stated. The same message Border Patrol is sending. Agents say just last […]
Agents also found two undocumented immigrants inside the underground structure.
U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar says federal authorities understand the need to open the border to non-essential traffic, but that Mexican officials also have to be in agreement.
Originally Published: 18 MAY 21 21:05 ET By Amanda Jackson, CNN (CNN) — In the last 7 months, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents have seized more fentanyl than the total for the year before, according to data from the agency. The agency released updated statistics last week of the amount of drugs confiscated by CBP […]
Local leaders continue asking the federal government to reopen ports of entry for nonessential travel.
This is the third time Secretary Mayorkas pays a visit to the Rio Grande Valley. He says though the number of unaccompanied minors crossing into the US has decreased — there’s still a long way to go.
The Livestock and Agricultural Exhibition of the Rio Grande Valley was organized by the Mercedes Chamber of Commerce in 1939. The first show was held in 1940. Last year, tradition was broken after the livestock show closed their doors to the public for the first time in 60 years.
The Donna Detention Facility has been seeing an influx of undocumented migrants since it opened earlier this year. This 180,000 square feet facility is able to house 500 people. Border patrol agents say the center is currently operating at over capacity.
The bill suggests adding at least 4 regional processing centers to deal with the influx of migrants and hiring additional personnel, including 150 immigration judges and 300 assylum officers, in an effort to prevent people from being detained at crowded facilities for long periods of time.