Agents also found two undocumented immigrants inside the underground structure.
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.
Officials say three smugglers were involved in this incident and headed back to Mexico after leaving the young girl behind.
Sister Rosemary says many knew that they would not reach the end of their journey and took precautions so their family would be notified.
Representatives from the No Border Wall Coalition describe the state’s GOP arrival as obscene and unnecessary.
Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn along with several other republican lawmakers toured the Donna Detention Center this morning. Senator Cruz says the facility has capacity for up to 250 people. He says more than 4,000 were inside the premises. He claims the Biden Administration hasn’t allowed the media to tour the center because they […]
Local legislators say the recent surge in migrant crossings has made human traffickers richer, increased the risk of transmitting the covid-19 virus,and has put thousands of lives in danger.
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 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.
DHS says more information over the fate of migrants seeking asylum would be released soon and are asking those seeking political protection to remain in Mexico for now. US Representative Henry Cuellar says the majority of asylum claims were rejected under the MPP Program,
Property owners like Alfredo Cavazos hope the new administration can stop the construction permanently.
Biden’s bill will allocate $4 billion to help improve living conditions in Central American countries. Aside from developing more processing centers and additional protection for migrants seeking asylum in the U.S., Biden promised he would do away with the Migrant Protection Protocols established by the Trump Administration.
Civil rights advocate groups like LUPE say this Wednesday concludes a tense four years for the migrant community and is the beginning of a new era they hope may prove effective for our region.
A few miles from the where President Trump gave his speech is the Eli Jackson Cemetery and the first Protestant church in South Texas. Owner Ramiro Ramirez says he has been struggling for months with this situation surrounding the southern barrier, adding that at the beginning they were promised no wall would be constructed.
Chad Wolf is resigning as the acting secretary of Homeland Security, he said in a letter to the department Monday obtained by CNN. FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor will be the new acting secretary, taking over in the wake of the US Capitol attack and as the national security apparatus prepares for possible violence leading up […]
Several Rio Grande Valley law enforcement agencies working together stopped six human smuggling attempts, apprehending 64 subjects in these events alone and all occurring in less than 48 hours during the Christmas holidays. On December 23, Border Patrol agents stopped four human smuggling attempts stemming from a stash house investigation, and three checkpoint interdictions […]
The acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement is stepping down at the end of the month after a brief tenure as the head of the agency. Tony Pham, who assumed the post in August, called his time at ICE “the single highest honor of my career” in a statement on Thursday. “I am grateful […]