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.
Officials say three smugglers were involved in this incident and headed back to Mexico after leaving the young girl behind.
Rodrigo got lost in the Falfurrias area when he traveled with a group of undocumented migrants during the summer of 2019. He was a student that was running away from violence and death threats in his home country of El Salvador. After several months of waiting, his mother finally received confirmation from forensics teams that […]
One Laredo city council member says he wants to set the record straight . He says although can’t speak for other city leaders, he can speak for Laredo.
Andrea is a retired special education teacher that worked with Brownsville CISD for 30 years. She says she always followed her passion, which was helping others. When she found out migrant families were living at the Gateway International Bridge in Matamoros, she says she had to take action.
In his visit to the Rio Grande Valley, the Governor accused President Biden of trying to put an end to Immigration And Customs Enforcement. His words raised concern among pro-immigration organizations like Equal Voice Network.
The head of state announced 5,000 service members and additional DPS troopers will be stationed near our boundary between the US and Mexico. Governor Abbott says the federal government ending the Migrant Protection Protocols program has only encouraged human smugglers.
Laredo’s Health Authority says removing the mask mandate should be based on science, not politics
The migrants were welcomed with a round of applause when they arrived to the Brownsville bus station. One of the travelers was Martin Velazquez, a Honduran man who had spent the last 18 months living in a tent in Matamoros.
Today a group of approximately 25 migrants have been admitted to the US this after nearly two years of living in Matamoros, Tamaulipas while awaiting their asylum hearings. There, they have endured severe weather conditions and a pandemic in tents. Accompanied by attorneys and humanitarian organizations, the first group made its way down the bridge […]
After months of living in tents near Gateway International Bridge, migrants in Matamoros prepare to be taken to the U.S to begin processing. Onelia Alonso, a Cuban migrant, says these months have been filled with uncertainty. She has not only had to face the pandemic but also a winter storm..