Report: US knew of problems family separation would cause

By NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Months before the Trump administration separated thousands of families at the U.S.-Mexico border, a "pilot program" in...

Trump officials tout progress on border wall before election

By NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Top Trump administration officials visited Texas five days before Election Day to announce they have nearly completed...

Presidential election colors fight against border policy

By Valerie Gonzalez, Staff writer For a brief period Sunday, observant travelers returning from Matamoros through Brownsville’s Gateway International Bridge saw a briefly altered “Welcome...

Judge urges US to help find parents deported without kids

By JULIE WATSON, The Associated Press SAN DIEGO — A federal judge on Thursday urged the Trump administration to do more to help court-appointed researchers find hundreds...

Trump administration adds criminal disqualifiers to asylum

By ELLIOT SPAGAT Associated Press SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration announced Tuesday that asylum-seekers will lose their bids if they are convicted of...

High court to review two cases involving Trump border policy

By JESSICA GRESKO and MARK SHERMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear two cases involving Trump administration policies...

High court to review two cases involving Trump border policy

By JESSICA GRESKO and MARK SHERMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear two cases involving Trump administration policies...

Smuggler abandons children on bank of Rio Grande

BROWNSVILLE — Border Patrol agents located four young children after a human smuggler left them alone on the banks of the Rio Grande, authorities...

Detained man fights for U.S. citizenship

A man is suing for his release from jail in Willacy County after he tried to enter the United States claiming he was a...

Appeals court upholds ban on holding migrant kids in hotels

By NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — An appeals court refused Sunday to allow the Trump administration to resume detaining immigrant children in hotel...

Pence ordered borders closed after CDC experts refused

By JASON DEAREN and GARANCE BURKE Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence in March directed the nation's top disease control agency...

Hundreds of Honduran migrants set out for US amid pandemic

By CLAUDIO ESCALON and SONIA PÉREZ D. Associated Press CORINTO, Honduras (AP) — About 2,000 Honduran migrants hoping to reach the United States entered Guatemala...

Judge asks DHS to lift restrictions; Trevino says policy hurting border economy

Cameron County Judge Eddie Treviño Jr., in his capacity as chairman of the Texas Border Coalition, has penned a new letter to Department of...

Texas Border Coalition wants travel restrictions lifted

  The Texas Border Coalition today stepped up its effort to persuade the U.S. Department of Homeland Security  to lift restrictions that limit non-essential travel...

Court revives House’s challenge of Trump wall funding

By NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday revived a House challenge of President Donald Trump's use of Defense...

New York filmmaker shoots documentary in Brownsville on migration issues

On a sunny day in September, the Carlotta Petrina was transformed into the set for a documentary on migration issues as crew members unloaded...

More migrant women say they didn’t OK surgery

By NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Sitting across from her lawyer at an immigration detention center in rural Georgia, Mileidy Cardentey Fernandez unbuttoned...

Ruling may force thousands of immigrants in state to leave

Tens of thousands of immigrants who are living in Texas legally under humanitarian protection could be forced to leave or face deportation after an...

About 8,800 unaccompanied children are expelled at US border

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — About 8,800 unaccompanied children have been quickly expelled from the United States along the Mexico border under a pandemic-related measure...

Migrants continue to wait for asylum

A camp of asylum seekers along the Rio Grande in Matamoros has seen a significant reduction in population over the course of the COVID-19...

Asylum-seekers in Matamoros migrant camp fear they’ll be forgotten

By Dianne Solis, The Dallas Morning News DALLAS - The small body of Rodrigo Castro was found on the bank of the Rio Grande, a...

Judge blocks asylum screening by border protection agents

By ELLIOT SPAGAT Associated Press SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge on Monday blocked U.S. Customs and Border Protection employees from conducting the initial...

Sustainability: Volunteers continue to aid asylum seekers

Dignity Village, a collective of Brownsville-based nonprofit organizations aiding asylum seekers on both sides of the river, began to form in response to the...

Congressmen seek detainee’s release

Nearly 50 members of the United States Congress have signed onto a letter urging Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf to immediately...

Questions and answers on status of Trump’s border wall

By ELLIOT SPAGAT and ASTRID GALVAN Associated Press President Donald Trump is trying to keep his promised border wall with Mexico in the public eye...

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...