• Brownsville Aug 28, 2020

    Mexican Army Finds Unfinished Tunnel Under Rio Grande River

    The Mexican army said Thursday that soldiers patrolling along the Rio Grande river have found an unfinished tunnel that was apparently dug under the river bed in a bid to reach U.S. territory.

  • Donald Trump Nov 14, 2019

    Health Dangers Emerge at Growing Migrant Camp on US Border

    A smoke-filled stench fills a refugee camp just a short walk from the U.S.-Mexico border, rising from ever-burning fires and piles of human waste. Parents and children live in a sea of tents and tarps, some patched together with garbage bags. Others sleep outside in temperatures that recently dropped to freezing. Justina, an asylum seeker who fled political persecution in...

  • texas Oct 11, 2019

    US-Mexico Border Bridge Reopens After Migrants Camp Out

    Migrants wanting to request asylum camped out on a U.S.-Mexico border bridge Thursday, leading to a half-day closure of a span linking the Mexican city of Matamoros to Brownsville, Texas. Hundreds of migrants from Central America and elsewhere stretched out on the bridge before dawn, with some lying on mats or their coats. The crowd included children and babies. U.S....

  • texas Oct 11, 2019

    Migrants Wanting to Request Asylum Camp on Bridge to Texas

    Migrants who want to request asylum have camped out on the international bridge leading into Brownsville, Texas, causing a closure of the span.

  • Donald Trump Sep 6, 2019

    US Tells Migrant Woman 8 Months Pregnant to Wait in Mexico

    Eight-and-a-half-months pregnant and experiencing contractions, a Salvadoran woman who had crossed the Rio Grande and was apprehended by the Border Patrol was forced to go back to Mexico. Agents took her to the hospital, where doctors gave her medication to stop the contractions. And then, according to the woman and her lawyer, she was almost immediately sent back to Mexico....

  • Donald Trump Aug 27, 2019

    Mexico's Playa Bagdad Mixes Sun, Sand, Drug Trafficking

    At the very eastern end of the U.S.-Mexico border there’s a long strip of sand where the Rio Grande meets the sea. It is called Playa Bagdad — or ‘Bagdad Beach.’

  • Donald Trump Aug 9, 2019

    Number of Migrants Waiting at US Border Surges to 50,000

    The Cameroonian men who share 10 mattresses on the floor of a third-floor apartment above a barber shop walk every morning to the busiest U.S. border crossing with Mexico, hoping against all odds that it will be their lucky day to claim asylum in the United States.

  • Mexico Jul 20, 2019

    US Expands ‘Remain in Mexico' to Dangerous Part of Border

    The U.S. government on Friday expanded its requirement that asylum seekers wait outside the country to a part of the Texas Rio Grande Valley across from one of Mexico’s most dangerous cities. The Department of Homeland Security said that it would implement its Migrant Protection Protocols in Brownsville, Texas, across the border from Matamoros, Mexico. DHS says it anticipates the...

  • Mexico Jul 1, 2019

    Drowned Migrants Return to El Salvador for Burial

    The young father and daughter who drowned in each other’s arms last week in an attempt to swim across the Rio Grande to the United States have been returned to El Salvador for an expected burial at a private ceremony in the capital Monday. Their bodies entered the Central American country by land Sunday from neighboring Guatemala. Photographs of Valeria,...

  • texas Jul 1, 2019

    Drowned Migrants Return to El Salvador for Burial

    The young father and daughter who drowned in each other’s arms last week in an attempt to swim across the Rio Grande to the United States have been returned to El Salvador for an expected burial at a private ceremony in the capital Monday. Their bodies entered the Central American country by land Sunday from neighboring Guatemala. Photographs of Valeria,...

  • Donald Trump May 1, 2019

    Trump's Proposed Fee on Asylum Seekers Would Burden the Poor

    Asylum seekers waiting to get into the U.S. sleep in small tents set up by the border, depending on volunteers and churches to bring them food and clothing. Some scrape together 25 cents to pay a toll to get on an international bridge where they can use a bathroom. They’ve fled violence-ridden homelands, often arriving at the U.S. border deep...

  • Dallas Feb 3, 2019

    Mother-Daughter in South Texas Make Pillows for Migrants

    With a sewing machine, some fabric and cotton stuffing, a Brownsville mother-daughter duo has set out to be part of the humanitarian response for migrants on the border.

  • Donald Trump Jan 23, 2019

    Families Keep Trying to Cross Border, Wall or No Wall

    Maria Orbelina Cortez says she fled El Salvador for the U.S. after her husband attacked her and knocked a pan of scalding oil onto her youngest son’s head. After quietly planning for months, she took the 3-year-old boy and his two brothers and headed north without telling her husband. As she spoke in the yard of a Catholic Charities shelter...

  • Donald Trump Jun 22, 2018

    GOP Struggles to Salvage Immigration Bill, Postpones Vote

    The House Republican immigration overhaul dangled precariously Thursday, imperiled by stubborn differences between conservative and moderate factions — and by President Donald Trump’s running commentary about a bill he only half-heartedly supported and then suggested would never become law. Republican leaders were twice forced to postpone final voting, first until Friday and then punting it to next week, as negotiators...

  • Donald Trump Jun 21, 2018

    Congress to Vote on Immigration Bills

    The House of Representatives is set to vote on two comprehensive immigration bills Thursday – one by House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte that is popular with immigration hard-liners, and a second measure that reflects a deal between GOP conservatives and moderates.

  • Donald Trump Jun 22, 2018

    Some 500 Children Reunited With Families Since May: Official

    About 500 of the more than 2,300 children separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border have been reunited since May, a senior Trump administration official said Thursday, as confusion mounted over the “zero tolerance” policy that called for the prosecution of anyone caught entering the United States illegally. It was unclear how many of the roughly 500 children were...

  • Frank Heinz Nov 24, 2016

    Saddest Innovation: Mexican Grade-School Student Proposes Bulletproof Backpack

    A grade-school student in the violent Mexican border city of Matamoros has won a runner-up prize in a state science fair with an unusual proposal: a bulletproof backpack to hide behind during shootouts.

  • texas May 15, 2015

    Big Rig, Bus Crash in Mexico, Killing 9 Factory Employees

    Officials say at least nine workers are dead and seven more injured after a big-rig truck and a factory bus collided in northern Mexico.

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