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Border counties could get a funding boost to help ID human remains

The Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains Act of 2018 would allow border counties to apply for federal grants to help identify bodies of undocumented immigrants.... Read more»

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Texas DA will seek death penalty against Border Patrol agent accused of 'serial killing spree'

Juan David Ortiz, an intelligence supervisor for the Border Patrol, was arrested in the pre-dawn hours Sept. 15 after local and state law enforcement say he allegedly murdered four Laredo-area sex workers.... Read more»

Analysis: One last Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke Texas election headline

It was a tighter race than the Republicans or the Democrats initially expected, but in the end, Ted Cruz won another six years in the U.S. Senate over Democrat Beto O'Rourke.... Read more»

Undocumented immigrants: Better life – not kid's citizenship – main reason they come to Texas

While President Trump vows to end citizenship rights for children born to non-U.S. citizens through an executive order, political analysts and immigrants themselves say that wouldn't deter illegal immigration.... Read more»

Honduran migrants in 'caravan' continue on despite Trump’s threats

The Honduran migrants headed northward as part of a large group are fleeing for different reasons — rank poverty, gang threats and a globalized economy that left them behind. They’re so desperate, they said, they’re willing to gamble on a dangerous trip.... Read more»

Defense Dep't says it's sending 5,200 troops to U.S.-Mexico border

Trump administration officials say the deployment will include three helicopter units, mobile command and medical units, military police and more.... Read more»1

Migrants seeking safe harbor in the U.S. must first survive shootouts and shakedowns in Mexico

It’s a cruel irony that Central American asylum-seekers flee the frying pan of violence and extortion in their home countries only to land in the fire that is Mexico, where robbery, shakedowns leave them desperate and broke by the time they reach the U.S. border. ... Read more»

Asylum seekers finding law enforcement thwarting efforts on both sides of border

immigration lawyers say Mexican officials are increasingly assisting the shift in U.S. immigration strategies and have prevented some migrants from legally seeking asylum in the U.S.... Read more»

Federal judge in Texas strikes down Indian Child Welfare Act

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton argued that the law "elevates a child's race over their best interest."... Read more»

Ted Cruz & Beto O'Rourke clash over immigration, Trump, guns during intense debate

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Democratic challenger U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke held a feisty debate Friday evening at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. With video.... Read more»

Detention center for immigrant children in Texas remains open

The immigration detention facility for undocumented immigrant minors in Tornillo will remain open another month, officials confirmed.... Read more»

House rejects immigration bill that included pathway to citizenship for Dreamers, border wall funding

As expected, Republicans were unable to reconcile differences within their party to move a major immigration bill through the U.S. House on Wednesday. Rep. Martha McSally voted for the measure; Rep. Raul Grijalva voted no as it failed 121-301.... Read more»

Immigrant children forcibly injected with drugs, lawsuit claims

President Trump's zero tolerance policy is creating a zombie army of children forcibly injected with medications that make them dizzy, listless, obese and even incapacitated, according to legal filings that show immigrant children in U.S. custody subdued with powerful psychiatric drugs.... Read more»

Trump reverses course, signs executive order to stop separating families at border

After days of outcry, President Donald Trump is backing off of a contentious new "zero tolerance" policy that separated more than 2,300 immigrant children from their parents who crossed the border illegally.... Read more»

What we know about immigrant children being separated from their families

The attention of the nation has turned to Texas and its border with Mexico after the Trump administration enacted a policy that has resulted in undocumented children being separated from their parents. Here's what we know:... Read more»

After Trump took office, ICE transfers jumped 60 percent in most populous Texas county

Even before last year's protests, lawmaker scuffles and marathon committee hearings over "sanctuary" legislation, Texas counties were some of the most compliant when it came to immigration enforcement, a new study shows.... Read more»

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