• Del Rio Nov 20

    Paper on Texas Border Ceases Publication After Virus Cutback

    A West Texas newspaper with origins in the 19th century has ceased publishing.

  • texas Sep 15, 2019

    US Border Agent Wounded, Suspect Killed During Traffic Stop

    Authorities say a U.S. Border Patrol agent was shot and wounded during a traffic stop near the Texas border city of Del Rio and that another agent shot and killed the gunman.

  • texas May 23, 2019

    Far From Border, US Cities Feel Effect of Migrant Releases

    A surge of asylum-seeking families has been straining cities along the southern U.S. border for months, but now the issue is flowing into cities far from Mexico, where immigrants are being housed in an airplane hangar and rodeo fairgrounds and local authorities are struggling to keep up with the influx. U.S. immigration officials have eyed spots in states like Florida,...

  • texas May 23, 2019

    Girl,10, 6th Known Child to Die After US Border Detention

    U.S. authorities say a 10-year-old girl from El Salvador died last year after being detained by border authorities in a previously unreported case. The death marks the sixth known case in the last year.

  • texas May 21, 2019

    5th Migrant Child Dies After Detention by Border Patrol Since Dec.

    A 16-year-old Guatemala migrant who died Monday in U.S. custody had been held by immigration authorities for six days — twice as long as federal law generally permits — then transferred him to another holding facility even after he was diagnosed with the flu. The teenager, identified by U.S. Customs and Border Protection as Carlos Gregorio Hernandez Vasquez, was the...

  • texas May 17, 2019

    American Airlines Gets Even Bigger At DFW

    American Airlines is in the midst of a massive expansion at DFW Airport. “This is the largest expansion at a U.S. airline hub probably in twenty years or so,” said Vasu Raja, American’s Vice President of Planning. The Fort Worth based airline is adding 100 departures a day this summer from its largest hub.

  • texas May 16, 2019

    Migrant Child Dies in US Custody; 4th Since December

    A Guatemalan official says a 2½-year-old migrant child has died after crossing the border, becoming the fourth minor known to have died after being detained by the Border Patrol since December. Tekandi Paniagua, the consul for Guatemala in Del Rio, Texas, said Wednesday that the boy had entered the United States with his parent at El Paso, Texas, in early...

  • Donald Trump May 3, 2019

    1 Dead, 3 Missing After Migrant Raft Overturns on Rio Grande

    A 10-month-old baby was found dead Thursday and three other migrants were feared drowned after their raft flipped in the night on the Rio Grande as they tried to cross the U.S.-Mexico border, law enforcement officials said. The missing included a 7-year-old boy and another child believed to be around the same age, as well as a man. Migrants often...

  • Donald Trump Mar 29, 2019

    Border Patrol: Processing Centers Over Capacity

    U.S. Customs and Border Patrol announced Thursday it is releasing migrant families without criminal backgrounds into the Yuma, Arizona community due to high numbers of people entering the country. The families will be offered temporary housing, food, medical care and help with traveling to their intended destinations, the Yuma mayor said.

  • Associated Press Dec 24, 2018

    Body of Girl Who Died at US Border Returns to Guatemala

    The body of a 7-year-old girl who died while in custody of the U.S. Border Patrol arrived in her native Guatemala on Sunday and was being driven hours into the countryside to be handed over to family members for a last goodbye. A white coffin containing Jakelin Caal was received in the afternoon at Guatemala City’s international airport by representatives...

  • Associated Press Dec 18, 2018

    Girl's Death Shows Communication Issues on US-Mexico Border

    Shortly before a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl died in U.S. custody, her father signed a form stating that his daughter was in good health. But it’s unclear how much the man understood on the form, which was written in English and read to him in Spanish by Border Patrol agents. The death of Jakelin Caal highlights the communication challenges along the...

  • officer Nov 10, 2017

    After Nearly 75 Years, Son Seeks Crash Site of WWII Hero

    Nearly 75 years after Brig. Gen. Kenneth Walker disappeared during a bombing mission over a remote Pacific island, his son is pushing for renewed interest in finding the crash site of the highest-ranking recipient of the Medal of Honor still listed as missing from World War II. Walker was posthumously awarded the military’s highest decoration for repeatedly accompanying his units...

  • Donald Trump Apr 14, 2017

    US Prosecutors Are Geared to Target Border Crossers

    Through Republican and Democratic presidential administrations, the top federal prosecutor on California’s border with Mexico has resisted going after people caught entering the U.S. illegally on their first try and instead targeted smugglers and serial offenders....
    That approach may face a day of reckoning under President Donald Trump....
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ new directive on border crimes suggests prosecutors in California, Arizona,...

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