Second ICE detainee at Port Isabel Center tests positive for COVID-19

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Wednesday confirmed that a second detainee inside the Port Isabel Detention Center in Los Fresnos tested positive for...

DHS: Restricted travel extended 30 days again

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced Tuesday the continuation of the temporary travel restrictions for Canada and Mexico, according to the order. The announcement comes on the day the restriction was set to expire at midnight — 60 days after it was put in place following President Trump’s announcement on March 20 that the U.S.–Mexico southern border would be closed off to “non-essential” travelers. “(The DHS acting secretary) has continued to monitor and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. As of May 18, there are over 4.6 million confirmed cases globally, with over 310,000 confirmed deaths. There are over 1.4 million confirmed and probable cases within the United States, over 76,000 confirmed cases in Canada, and over 47,000 confirmed cases in Mexico,” the DHS notification states. Read the full story at themonitor.com

Largest yet: $1.3 billion contract for border wall awarded

By JAMES MacPHERSON and ASTRID GALVAN Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — A North Dakota construction company favored by President Donald Trump has received the largest...

Trump administration waives environmental safeguards to fast-track border wall

By Julián Aguilar, Texas Tribune The Trump administration announced Friday that it is waiving several regulations in order to fast-track construction of nearly 70 miles...

Trump ramps up expulsions of migrant youth, citing virus

By NOMAAN MERCHANT and SONIA PÉREZ D. Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — The young migrants and asylum seekers swim across the Rio Grande and clamber...

COVID-19 cases at South Texas ICE detention center soared

By Perla Trevizo, The Texas Tribune and ProPublica It was a historic occasion for the South Texas town of Pearsall when officials broke ground in...

Advocates warn of more immigrant deaths without ICE action

By NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — More people will die of the coronavirus in U.S. immigration custody unless the Trump administration rapidly improves...

U.S. Government wants immediate access to Brownsville Diocese land in Mission

Right before the Thanksgiving holiday, the federal government asked a McAllen judge to give it immediate possession of land in Hidalgo County owned by...

County judge’s order denied

Attorney Myles Garza didn’t have much to report to Cameron County Court-at-Law No. 4 Judge Sheila Garcia Bence on Thursday afternoon regarding the guardianship...

At federal courthouse, locals protest family separation

About a dozen protestors gathered Thursday afternoon on the steps of the federal courthouse to slam President Donald Trump’s policy of separating children from...