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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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

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...