Supreme Court won’t halt challenged border wall projects

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court declined by a 5-4 vote Friday to halt the Trump administration's construction of portions of the border wall...

Pilot program to address human trafficking; Brownsville chosen to be part of project

An initiative led by United Way Worldwide and UPS will feature Brownsville as one of four cities across the United States in a pilot...

Storm causes erosion at Trump backers’ private border wall

By NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Weeks after it was criticized by President Donald Trump as "done to make me look bad," a...

Trump administration won’t accept new DACA applications

By SOPHIA TAREEN and ELLIOT SPAGAT Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — The Trump administration said Tuesday that it will reject new applications and shorten renewal...

Deadline passes for ICE to release migrant children

A court denied over the weekend another request by attorneys for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to delay release of roughly 100 migrant children...

More ICE detainees test positive for COVID-19

The number of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees in local detention centers who have tested positive for COVID-19 is on the rise. To date,...

Trump’s Census memo could impact 115,000 ‘unauthorized’ immigrants in RGV 

When President Trump signed a memorandum excluding “illegal aliens” from the 2020 Census count on Tuesday, it potentially excluded an estimated 115,000 people from...

CBP confirms firings, suspensions over Facebook posts

After a more than year-long investigation into derogatory social media posts from some of its personnel, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials fired four, and suspended more than 35 officers as a result. "U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) addresses misconduct that violates our Standards of Conduct and is contrary to our core values of vigilance, service to country, and integrity,” the official statement from CBP confirming the firings and suspension states. “(Four) employees were removed from service, 38 employees were suspended without pay, and the remaining were disciplined with reprimands or counseling.” Read the full story at themonitor.com

AP: Migrant kids held in Valley, US hotels, then expelled

By NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — The Trump administration is detaining immigrant children as young as 1 in hotels, sometimes for weeks, before...

Trump seeks to exclude migrants after Census

By Alexa Ura, Texas Tribune President Donald Trump opened a new front Tuesday in his effort to keep undocumented immigrants from being counted when lawmakers redraw...

Dozens of immigrants found in trucks at Sarita checkpoint

U.S. Customs and Border Protection says Monday afternoon they discovered 33 immigrants hidden in box trucks at the Javier Vega checkpoint near Sarita. In a...

Trump administration waives federal regulations to expedite border construction in the Valley

By Julián Aguilar, Texas Tribune The Trump administration said that it is waiving several environmental regulations in order to proceed with border-security projects in South Texas. The...

Trump offers confusion, contradictions on immigration order

By JILL COLVIN and ASTRID GALVAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is promising new executive action on immigration as he returns to...

Judge delays deadline to free detained migrant children

By NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday extended the deadline for the release of migrant children from detention, as...

Doctors not part of DHS review of migrant children’s deaths

By NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — A government auditor did not employ medical professionals when his office cleared U.S. border agents of wrongdoing...

Lawsuit filed against Trump administration related to MPP

A lawsuit filed in Brownsville against the Trump administration this week alleges that Customs and Border Protection sent a woman and two children back...

Trump rips private border wall built in the Valley by his supporters

By NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday criticized a privately built border wall in South Texas that's showing signs...

Homeland Security gets new role under Trump monument order

By BEN FOX and GILLIAN FLACCUS, The Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. — Protesters who have clashed with authorities in the Pacific Northwest are not just confronting...

Privately funded border wall on the brink of collapse

By Jeremy Schwartz and Perla Trevizo, The Texas Tribune and ProPublica Tommy Fisher billed his new privately funded border wall as the future of deterrence,...

Asylum seekers test positive for coronavirus

In Matamoros, medical NGO Global Response Management confirmed in a press release on Tuesday that one patient living in the camp of 2,000 asylum...

Supreme Court declines to hear border wall challenge

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is leaving in place a decision that rejected environmental groups' challenge to sections of wall the Trump administration...

Appeals court reaffirms border wall injunction

In a setback for the Trump administration, an appeals court ruled the administration could not circumvent Congress by transferring billions in Department of Defense funds for border wall construction, records show. On Friday, judges for the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that it was unlawful for the Trump administration to transfer Department of Defense money, specifically military pay and pension funds, for border wall construction. The three-judge panel held that the Executive Branch lacked “independent constitutional authority to authorize the transfer of funds” — and reaffirmed a lower court’s ruling that halted construction related to those funds with a permanent injunction. Read the full story at themonitor.com

Attorneys fighting against pastor’s deportation; Fear asylum seeker will be attacked if sent home

Attorneys representing Steven, a severely diabetic Ugandan pastor detained in Los Fresnos, are fighting against a final order of deportation issued by Immigration and...

Overnight protest at bridge ends without incident

An overnight protest on the Gateway International Bridge ended early Tuesday morning without incident after Mexican authorities escorted a group of about 100 asylum...

Judge stays migrant teen’s expulsion under US virus policy

By NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday extended an order preventing the Trump administration from deporting a 16-year-old boy...

Texas companies would feel the impact of a limit on H-1B visas

By Christopher Connelly, KERA News The Trump administration is planning to severely limit approvals of new H-1B visas. Companies use that type of visa to...

Texas lawmakers call on ICE to release migrants in immigration detention centers

By Stacy Fernández, Texas Tribune U.S. Reps. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, and Sylvia Garcia, D-Houston, called on Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Monday to release...

Trump to celebrate border wall milestone in Arizona

By ASTRID GALVAN The Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — President Donald Trump is set to mark 200 miles (322 kilometers) of wall along the southwest...

Trump administration extends visa ban to non-immigrants

By DEB RIECHMANN and ELLIOT SPAGAT Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Monday that it was extending a ban on green cards...

Asylum seekers await fate amid virus

Dark clouds rolled into Brownsville early Friday afternoon bringing lightning, thunder, and pouring rain to downtown and across the river where an estimated 2,500...