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...

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...

Detained Cubans on hunger strike

Rio Grande Valley-based human rights organizers are reporting that two men from Cuba detained at the Port Isabel Detention Center in Los Fresnos have...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Asylum seeker suffering from diabetes seeks release

Immigration advocates are reporting that Immigration and Customs Enforcement is refusing to release a Ugandan pastor with worsening diabetes who has been inside the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Watchdog: Agency misspent money meant for migrant care

By ASTRID GALVAN Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection violated the law when it misspent money appropriated for migrant care on...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Immigrant sues ICE for wrongful detention

A 31-year-old man from Cuba detained at the Port Isabel Detention Center in Los Fresnos sued Immigration and Customs Enforcement this week, alleging the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Cases of COVID-19 continue to increase at detention center

A COVID-19 outbreak is growing inside the Port Isabel Detention Center in Los Fresnos, according to advocates and attorneys representing clients in quarantined dorms. Some...

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...

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...

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...