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Tuesday, Oct 9, 2018

DHS to Waive Laws for New Border Gates in South Texas

DHS to Waive Laws for New Border Gates in South Texas

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said Tuesday that it will waive environmental laws so it can build gates between sections of border barriers in South Texas' Rio Grande Valley.

Sunday, Jul 29, 2018

14 People Being Smuggled Into US at Laredo Found in Truck

14 People Being Smuggled Into US at Laredo Found in Truck

A truck driver has been arrested and Homeland Security authorities are investigating after 14 people in the country without legal permission were found hiding in a box truck at a South Texas Border Patrol...

Wednesday, Jul 25, 2018

DHS Chief Asserts Family Reunifications on Track

DHS Chief Asserts Family Reunifications on Track

The chief of the Homeland Security Department has told members of Congress that the government is "on track" to meet Thursday's court-ordered deadline of reuniting hundreds of migrant children with their...

Monday, Jul 16, 2018

El Paso Man Gets Prison for Drug Trafficking in New Mexico

El Paso Man Gets Prison for Drug Trafficking in New Mexico

An El Paso man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for heroin and methamphetamine trafficking in New Mexico.

Sunday, Jul 8, 2018

More South Texas Land Owners Getting Letters on Border Wall

More South Texas Land Owners Getting Letters on Border Wall

More property owners along the U.S.-Mexico border in South Texas say they've received notices from the federal government asking to review their land, which could be used for border wall construction.

Saturday, Jul 7, 2018

South Texas Lawyer, Activist Accused of Smuggling Immigrants

South Texas Lawyer, Activist Accused of Smuggling Immigrants

A lawyer and activist is charged with human smuggling after being accused of picking up two immigrants in the U.S. illegally on the side of a South Texas road.

Thursday, Jun 28, 2018

Local Group Boards Buses Overnight, Bound for Border

Local Group Boards Buses Overnight, Bound for Border

A group of about 100 North Texans are bound for the border Thursday to protest the continued separation of migrant children from their parents.

Monday, Jun 25, 2018

Border Protection Forced to Halt Criminal Prosecutions

Border Protection Forced to Halt Criminal Prosecutions

Customs and Border Protection head says agency has stopped referring immigrant parents for criminal prosecution.

Monday, Jun 25, 2018

Texas Group Takes in About 30 Parents Separated From Kids

Texas Group Takes in About 30 Parents Separated From Kids

A Texas charitable organization says 32 immigrant parents separated from their children were freed into its care, but they don't know where their kids are or when they might see them again despite government...

Saturday, Jun 23, 2018

Rio Grande Valley Becomes Hot Spot in Immigration Battle

Rio Grande Valley Becomes Hot Spot in Immigration Battle

Tempers hit a boiling point Saturday outside of the Border Patrol station in McAllen, when protesters saw a bus full of migrant families trying to drive by. The demonstrators gathered in the streets and blocked...

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