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33 undocumented Immigrants Rescued From Warehouse In North Laredo

33 undocumented Immigrants Rescued From Warehouse In North Laredo

Border patrol agents rescued dozens of undocumented immigrants from a business in north Laredo. 33 people were detained Saturday after they were found in a warehouse. Laredo border patrol chief Jason Owens, says he could not disclose the conditions they were found in. “When they got there, they observed several individuals running around the property […]

27 Undocumented Immigrants Rescued From Rental Trucks

27 Undocumented Immigrants Rescued From Rental Trucks

Border Patrol’s K-9 unit alerted agents about suspicious activity in two rental trucks. Upon inspecting the vehicle on Sunday,  agents found 18 undocumented immigrants in the cargo section. On Monday the K-9 unit yet again signaled agents regarding suspicious activity, 9 immigrants were rescued from the second rental truck.  A total of 27 people were […]

Five Arrested After Holding Two Undocumented Immigrants Hostage

Five Arrested After Holding Two Undocumented Immigrants Hostage

Alamo authorities received a call from a family in El Salvador regarding one of their members being held hostage in a residence. An investigation was launched and officers were able to find the home last night. When authorities arrived at the Alamo residence on 49 Avenue, they were able to rescue two undocumented immigrants held […]

EMS Director Recounts Rescue Of 86 Undocumented Immigrants

EMS Director Recounts Rescue Of 86 Undocumented Immigrants

The director for emergency services in Willacy County spoke to Fox News and recounts his experience upon arriving at the scene. “They were pretty desperate to get out, they cut a hole on the top of a trailer and started climbing up the top.” On Tuesday, at around 8:45 pm, paramedics responded to a call […]

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70 Undocumented Immigrants Rescued From Stash House In McAllen

70 Undocumented Immigrants Rescued From Stash House In McAllen

Border patrol agents rescued approximately 70 undocumented immigrants from a stash house in McAllen. Around 10 am authorities responded to the 2000 block of Baylor street in regards to a possible stash house. U.S. border patrol agents along with homeland security investigators, the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office and the Hidalgo County Constable’s Office assisted with […]

Undocumented Immigrants Accused of Being Terrorists

Undocumented Immigrants Accused of Being Terrorists

The frigid temperatures negatively impacting local businesses as sales drastically dropped this week. Due to cold temperatures, shoppers are staying in and waiting for the weather to change. We spoke to several business owners downtown who say people are not stopping by and the few that do are running in and out the stores without […]

Trump demands Congress terminate diversity immigration lottery

Trump demands Congress terminate diversity immigration lottery

Photo: White House 01 NOV 17 14:02 ET By Dan Merica and Tal Kopan, CNN (CNN) — President Donald Trump, during a White House Cabinet meeting Wednesday, said he wants to terminate the Diversity Visa Lottery, a program that distributes around 50,000 visas to countries where there is a low rate of immigration to the US. […]

Crash in Anzalduas Park sends six to the hospital

Crash in Anzalduas Park sends six to the hospital

On Wednesday, in Anzalduas Park, officials tell Fox News two minors were involved in an accident after they tried to smuggle five undocumented immigrants. Authorities releasing the nationalities of the five immigrants that were in the vehicle, four of which are from Mexico and one from El Salvador.  The driver of the truck was identified […]

54 Undocumented Immigrants are rescued across the Rio Grande Valley

54 Undocumented Immigrants are rescued across the Rio Grande Valley

54 immigrants are rescued across the Rio Grande Valley. On Monday, agents discovered 19 undocumented persons concealed amongst the cargo at the Falfurrias checkpoint. The driver, an adult male U.S. citizen was arrested. Later that same day, agents found 35 undocumented immigrants inside of a stash house in Edinburg. A Mexican National at the house […]

Tension high amongst the immigrant community on DACA

Tension high amongst the immigrant community on DACA

[KGVID]https://dcl9dohvvr1qz.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/01171238/daca.mp4[/KGVID] The Trump administration, announcing that an announcement regarding DACA will be made next week, leaving hundreds of thousands of dreamers in fear. As the week comes to an end, tension is high amongst the immigrant community who now await for President Trump to make a decision about the deferred action program. Since 2012, DACA […]

60 Undocumented Immigrants found in trailer

60 Undocumented Immigrants found in trailer

[KGVID]https://dcl9dohvvr1qz.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/22040449/falfuriusimmigrants.m4v[/KGVID] Falfurrias (KFXV) – The border patrol agents find 60 undocumented immigrants locked inside a refrigerated trailer carry the border patrol agents find 60 undocumented immigrants locked inside a refrigerated trailer carrying vegetables. Agents say they discovered the large group when a K-9 alerted them. The immigrants were laying on top of a pallet of […]

Border Patrol Simulate Dangers Faced When Smuggled Into Country

Border Patrol Simulate Dangers Faced When Smuggled Into Country

Falfurrias (KFXV) — Over the weekend, eight people were found dead and 30 others rescued from a big rig trailer parked outside a Wal-Mart in San Antonio. All of them: Victims of human smuggling. While the death toll rises at 10, at least a dozen remain in critical condition. Monday, border patrol agents from the […]

13-year-old Rescued after 15 hour of search

13-year-old Rescued after 15 hour of search

Falfurrias (KFXV) — After 15 hours of searching, U.S. border patrol agents located a mission 13-year-old Honduran girl lost in the brush near Falfurrias. The agency reported this afternoon that their officers stopped a group of undocumented immigrants, and were informed by a teenager his sister had been separated from the group while they were […]

Betancourt Still on the Run

Betancourt Still on the Run

Pharr (KFXV) — A Pharr man sentenced to life in prison remains on the run, and the police still need your help locating him to place him in federal prison. Court documents show that 21-year-old, Luis Gerardo Betancourt received a life sentence for bringing undocumented immigrants into the U.S. and holding them hostage, to extort […]

BP Agents Net 5 After Pursuit Near Premont; Discover Abandoned Marijuana

BP Agents Net 5 After Pursuit Near Premont; Discover Abandoned Marijuana

BROWNSVILLE (KFXV) — Late last night, border patrol agents stopped a group of undocumented immigrants and made a separate lucky discovery when tracking a group near Brownsville. According to Border Patrol, when searching for a group of undocumented people, agents found six bundles of marijuana totalling more than 300 pounds, abandoned near the border wall. […]