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Texas uses shipping containers to create 'steel wall' next to Eagle Pass border bridge

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»

As coronavirus cases increase, so have clashes between ICE detainees & guards

As the coronavirus pandemic spreads, so have confrontations between detainees and guards at Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facilities across the country, the latest in Louisiana and Texas.... Read more»

What we know about the migrant caravan waiting at the Texas-Mexico border

For the sixth straight day since arriving at the Texas-Mexico border, roughly 1,600 Central American migrants intent on seeking asylum in the U.S. are playing a frustrating waiting game in Mexico.... Read more»

Chilling new report cites greater death toll in Mexican massacre

A disturbing report by Mexican researchers provides new details about a 2011 massacre in Allende, a quiet ranching town less than an hour’s drive from the United States, and suggests that many more people were killed in the incident than estimated by Mexican authorities. ... Read more»

Opponents weigh options after border coal mine OK'd

With a plan for an open pit coal mine on the Texas-Mexico border one step closer to being in operation, opponents looking to block the mine are left hoping to win a possible court injunction or an unlikely reversal by the Texas Railroad Commission.... Read more»

Player bows out in Texas fight over Mexican mine

In what the leader of an environmental group said was a surprising and stunning blow to an effort to stop a Mexican company from mining coal on the Texas-Mexico border, an American Indian tribe has backed out of the fight.... Read more»

Border battle brewing in Texas over Mexican mine

A coalition of residents in Eagle Pass, Texas — across the border from the Mexican city of Piedras Negras — is fighting a coal partnership they say is intent on destroying their peaceful way of life.... Read more»