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Clothing left behind along a trail frequented by migrants in Hudspeth County. The former warden of a private detention center and his brother have been arrested after a migrant was shot to death and another was wounded Tuesday in the county.

An arrest affidavit from the Texas DPS says Michael Sheppard - warden at a private immigration detention center in Sierra Blanca - drove to a local water board meeting with his brother after firing two rounds that killed a man and injured a woman in a group of migrants. Read more»

Migrants from Venezuela looking for a place to stay for the night on Tuesday spoke to a volunteer at Annunciation House, a local migrant shelter in El Paso.

Two weeks after a federal judge allowed the Biden administration to end the Trump-era Migrant Protection Protocols, U.S. judges are beginning to allow migrants to stay in the country as their asylum claims are pending. Read more» 1

A bus transporting migrants from Texas arrives at Washington, D.C.’s Union Station on April 21, 2022.

Warning that her city’s services have been overwhelmed, the mayor of Washington, D.C., has asked the Biden administration for the National Guard’s help in assisting migrants being bused to the nation’s capital by Texas and Arizona. Read more»

Mourners add a prayer candle to a memorial at the site where dozens of migrants were found dead Monday in a tractor-trailer in San Antonio.

Federal authorities have charged four men with human smuggling in the deaths of 53 migrants from Mexico and Central America who were found in a sweltering tractor-trailer in Southwest San Antonio on Monday. Read more»

Bishop Edward Weisenburger of Tucson leads a prayer during a 2021 event in Nogales, Sonora.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the Biden administration has the right to end a Trump-era immigration policy that forces asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico as their cases make their way through U.S. immigration courts. Read more»

International travelers presented their IDs and vaccination cards on Nov. 9, 2021, before crossing the pedestrian bridge into downtown Laredo. A Louisiana federal judge on Friday blocked the Biden administration’s efforts to lift Title 42, a federal health order that has been used to quickly deport migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border.

A federal judge in Louisiana on Friday blocked the Biden administration from lifting a public health order that immigration officers have used to quickly expel migrants at the southwest border, including asylum-seekers. Read more»

Emilsa of Guatemala stands near the showers of a Ciudad Juárez migrant shelter with her daughters, both of whom are U.S. citizens, on Tuesday. The three have been at the shelter for over a year — longer than anyone else currently there.

Immigration officials have used Title 42 - meant to be a temporary health order - nearly 1.8 million times since March 2020 to keep migrants from entering the country, forcing asylum seekers to Mexican border towns where they are targets for criminals. Read more»

Migrants who had been sent across the border to Ciudad Juárez, across from El Paso, waited at the Juarez Migrant Assistance Center in 2021.

What started as an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 across the U.S.-Mexico border has turned into a fierce debate over whether Title 42 should be continued as an immigration tool to block migrants from claiming asylum. Read more»

Enrique Valenzuela, director of the Chihuahua State Population Council, which manages a waiting list of asylum seekers in Juarez on behalf of U.S. authorities, guides a group of deported Central American families to the Migrant Assistance Center in Ciudad Juárez in March 2021.

A federal judge in Louisiana on Wednesday temporarily blocked the Biden administration from increasing the number of deportations of some Central Americans back to their home countries and ordered the administration to instead send them to Mexico. Read more»

Mechanics fixed trucks last week at the inspection station near the Pharr International Bridge.

Texas governor Greg Abbott ordered troopers to inspect every commercial truck coming from Mexico in an effort to stop illegal drugs and migrants - but troopers created a backlog and didn’t find any contraband as CBP already inspects commercial cargo. Read more»

Construction on what the federal government says is a levee improvement project near Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park in Mission on Jan. 12, 2022. Local immigrant advocates and environmentalists say the project is actually a border wall.

Two recently announced border wall projects amidst what the federal governments says are repairs to old earthen levees have deepened concerns that President Biden has abandoned his promise that “there will not be another foot of [border] wall constructed” during his administration. Read more»

A welder worked last November on a new section of border wall near Eagle Pass.

1,700 unused panels — declared surplus property by the federal government — have been shipped from California to help build Gov. Greg Abbott’s state-funded wall, after the Biden administration halted the construction of former President Donald Trump’s border wall. Read more»

Lisbet, an asylum seeker from Cuba, at her home in Kentucky. Lisbet and her husband were separated at the border and sent into Mexico under the Migrant Protection Protocols. In Ciudad Juarez, she said she was stalked and raped by a Mexican police officer.

A Cuban woman sent to Ciudad Juárez after seeking asylum in El Paso was raped as she waited for her U.S. court date - now, she worries more migrants could be victims of violence as the Biden administration revives the "remain in Mexico" program. Read more»

Guadalupe Martinez, 33, and her children Kevin, 13, and Ashley, 9, at their home in San Antonio. Guadalupe's husband, Juan Reyna, has been held in an immigration detention center for 11 months.

When President Joe Biden came into office, he began to roll back the Trump administration’s immigration policies, including the 2017 memo that authorities arrest every undocumented person they find - but advocates say that hasn’t been the reality since Biden was inaugurated. Read more»

Gov. Greg Abbott says that a line of shipping containers next to the international bridge connecting Eagle Pass and Piedras Negras, Mexico, is meant to stop migrants from illegally crossing the Rio Grande.

Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted a video Wednesday of the state’s latest attempt to secure the Texas-Mexico border: about 20 shipping containers lined up along the riverbank next to the international bridge that connects Eagle Pass with Mexico. Read more»

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